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Monday, June 10, 2013
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District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Two Women
-Separate Incidents Took Place Within a Three-Week Period This Year-
WASHINGTON - James Parks, also known as Antonio Parks, 22, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to charges stemming from two sexual assaults that he committed earlier this year, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Parks pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse and one count of misdemeanor sexual abuse. He is scheduled to be sentenced by the Honorable Robert E. Morin on Aug. 16, 2013. He faces up to 15 years in prison on the attempted first-degree sexual abuse charge and 180 days on the misdemeanor charge. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.
According to the government’s factual proffer at today’s plea hearing, on Jan. 25, 2013, Parks was at the home of one of the victims, on 23rd Street SE. That night, Parks sexually assaulted another woman while she was unconscious in an upstairs bedroom of the home.
On the night of Feb. 14, 2013, Parks was back at the same home. That night, he and another man forced the resident into the basement, where Parks sexually assaulted her.
In announcing today’s plea, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of Paralegal Specialist Jason Manuel, Victim/Witness Advocate Lezlie Richardson and members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Sexual Assault Unit. He also commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter V. Taylor, who investigated and prosecuted this case.