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District Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Sexually Abusing Four Middle-School Aged Children

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Luis Quevedo, 20, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 12 years in prison term for sexually abusing four middle school aged girls over an eight month period, U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves announced.

            On August 21, 2023, the defendant pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to one count of first degree child sexual abuse and three counts of second degree child sexual abuse – one count related to each of the defendant’s four victims. The plea, which was contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for an agreed-upon prison term of seven and half to 15 years in prison. The Honorable Maribeth Raffinan accepted the plea and sentenced the defendant to a 12-year prison term. The court also ordered the defendant to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life and to complete five years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, between August 2022 and April 2023, the defendant engaged in a pattern of behavior wherein he contacted middle school aged girls—strangers to him—via social media with the intention of luring them to his house to engage in sexual intercourse. During that period of time, the defendant, who was 18 to 19 years old, had sexual intercourse with at least four such girls, each between 12 and 13 years of age.

            The defendant was arrested on April 6, 2023, and has been in custody ever since.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocates Maria Garcia-Sanchez, Forensic Interviewer Tracy Owusu, Paralegal Specialist Brenda Williams, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Platt and Sarah Roessler, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated January 25, 2024

Press Release Number: 24-53