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District Man Sentenced to 20-Year Prison Term
For Sexually Assaulting His Teenage Daughter and Her Friend
-Defendant Also Must Register as Sex Offender for Life-

     WASHINGTON - A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting his 15-year-old biological daughter and her 15-year-old school friend, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

     The defendant, of Washington, D.C., is not identified here to protect the privacy of the victims. He pled guilty in October 2012, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to charges of first-degree child sexual abuse, second-degree child sexual abuse and attempted first-degree child sexual abuse. He was sentenced on Dec. 14, 2012 by the Honorable William M. Jackson. After completion of his prison term, the defendant must register as a sex offender for life and he will be placed on supervised release for 20 years.

     According to the government’s evidence, the defendant’s daughter was living with him and his girlfriend from October 2010 through December 2010. During that period, the defendant repeatedly sexually assaulted his daughter, then 15. In addition, according to the evidence, the defendant also sexually assaulted his daughter’s 15-year-old friend in June 2010. Finally, he took the daughter’s friend to the home of an adult male, told her to tell the man that she was 18 years of age, and arranged for the man to engage in sexual acts with her.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the efforts of the detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division.

     U.S. Attorney Machen also acknowledged the efforts of those who assisted with the investigation and prosecution at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Intelligence Analysts Sharon Johnson and Shannon Alexis, Victim Advocate Melissa Milam, Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Paralegal Joyce Arthur, and Legal Assistant Charmonique Price. Finally, he thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Marcus-Kurn, who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Heide Herrmann, who prosecuted the case along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcus-Kurn.





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