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Monday, June 18, 2012
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District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Woman
- Defendant Previously Had Been Convicted of Sex Offenses -
WASHINGTON - Kevin K. Montgomery, also known as Kevin Perry, 47, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to a charge of attempted first-degree sexual abuse for sexually attacking a woman last December, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
Montgomery, who has previously been convicted of sexual abuse once in Montgomery County, Maryland, and twice in the District of Columbia, pled guilty on June 8, 2012, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Ann O’Regan Keary scheduled sentencing for Aug. 17, 2012. Montgomery faces a statutory maximum of 15 years in prison.
According to the government’s evidence, Montgomery met the victim on the night of Dec. 9, 2011, at the Northeast Washington home of a mutual friend. Montgomery agreed to give the victim a ride to her home. As he began driving her home, in a U-Haul truck, Montgomery told the victim that he had crack cocaine and beer/malt liquor, and asked whether she wanted to consume them with him. She said she did. Montgomery drove them to an area in Northwest Washington, just off Georgia Avenue. There, the two smoked crack and drank alcohol.
Once they finished smoking the crack, Montgomery told the victim that she was going to have sex with him. She told him “no.” Montgomery then began choking the victim until she agreed to take off her clothes. He took off his own clothes and told the victim to perform a sexual act on him. Out of fear that Montgomery would choke her again, or worse, if she refused, the victim complied. Montgomery then engaged the victim in other sexual acts against her will.
When he finished, Montgomery brought the victim back to their mutual friend’s apartment and dropped her off. She immediately called 9-1-1 and reported the sexual assault to the police. When the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded, they saw Montgomery drive by in the U-Haul truck in which he had assaulted the victim. The MPD officers chased him, and the defendant fled into Maryland, where he was stopped and arrested.
In announcing the guilty plea, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of officers of MPD’s Fourth and Fifth Districts, and detectives of MPD’s Sexual Assault Unit, as well as Prince George’s County Maryland’s police officers, who apprehended Montgomery after he fled there. He also acknowledged the medical professionals of the D.C. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program at the Washington Hospital Center for the specialized forensic evidence collection and for providing excellent medical treatment and critical services to the victim. He also thanked Paralegals Kristy Penny and Jason Manuel, Legal Assistants Ashley Patterson and Nicole Lee, and Victim Advocate Lezlie Richardson. Finally, U.S. Attorney Machen commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter V. Taylor, who investigated and prosecuted this case.