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District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2016

District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Attack Against Woman in Northwest Washington

Defendant Forced His Way Into Victim's Apartment

            WASHINGTON – Juwaun Evans, 21, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to charges involving a home invasion and sexual assault at an apartment building in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.

            Evans pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count each of attempted first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree burglary. The plea, which is contingent upon the Court’s approval, calls for a prison term of eight years. The Honorable Michael Ryan scheduled sentencing for Nov. 18, 2016.

            During today’s proceedings, Evans admitted that on the afternoon of Aug. 17, 2014, he encountered the victim near her apartment building in the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue NW.  Evans, whom the victim did not know and had never met, followed her into the building and to her floor.  There, he forced his way into her apartment against her will, overcoming her as she attempted to stop him from entering.  Evans admitted that he threatened the victim, sexually assaulted her, and then fled the apartment.

            Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) identified Evans as the suspect and an arrest warrant was issued on Feb. 23, 2016. As part of his plea, Evans admitted to sexually assaulting the victim and forcing his way into her apartment against her will.

            In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit.  He also expressed appreciation for the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocate Lezlie Richardson and Paralegal Specialist D’Yvonne Key.  Finally, he acknowledged the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason Park and John Timmer, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
16-163
Updated September 9, 2016