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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

District Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Daughter

Defendant Abused the Girl Over Period of Years

            WASHINGTON – A 43-year-old man, formerly of Northwest Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing his teenage daughter, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

            The defendant, who is not identified here to protect the privacy of the victim, pled guilty in March 2018, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to charges of first-degree child sexual abuse and attempted second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced by the Honorable Danya A. Dayson. Upon completion of his prison term, the defendant will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

            According to the government’s evidence, the defendant sexually abused his daughter from age 12 to 16. On Sept. 25, 2017, he pressured his daughter into drinking so much alcohol that she became seriously ill and passed out. The next morning, he performed a sexual act on her. The victim reported the abuse shortly after this incident. On a call recorded by law enforcement between the defendant and the victim, the defendant admitted to surreptitiously giving the victim “Plan B” birth control medicine and instructed his daughter to lie to law enforcement about his actions.

            The defendant was arrested on Sept. 29, 2017, and has been in custody ever since. At the time of this conduct, he was on supervised release after serving more than 11 years in prison on narcotics charges. He now will face revocation proceedings before the U.S. Parole Commission.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division. She also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocates Juanita Harris and Lezlie Richardson, Paralegal Specialist Tiffany Jones, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julianne Johnston and J. Matt Williams, who prosecuted the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-203
Updated August 8, 2018