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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

District Man Sentenced to 8 1/2 Years in Prison For Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old Girl

Abuse Took Place While Girl Was Staying With Defendant

            WASHINGTON – Urlick Evans, 41, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 102 months for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Andrew Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).


            Evans pled guilty in March 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to a charge of first-degree child sexual abuse. The plea, which was contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for an agreed-upon 102-month prison term. The Honorable Reggie B. Walton accepted the plea today and sentenced Evans accordingly. Following his prison term, Evans will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 10 years.


            According to a statement of offense submitted during the plea proceedings, at the end of July 2015, the 15-year-old victim ran away from her residence in Baltimore. Once in Washington, D.C., she made contact with her estranged father, and stayed with him for approximately one week until she met Evans.


            Evans, who was 39 at the time, asked the girl how old she was and she initially told him that she was 18. He invited her to his apartment in Southeast Washington. Once there, he sexually abused the girl. Shortly thereafter, he was contacted by members of the girl’s family and informed that she was only 15. Specifically, on Aug. 20, 2015, the girl’s parents contacted Evans to inquire about the whereabouts of their daughter. The father requested that Evans return the girl to him. Evans, however, told the parents that she no longer was living with him and that he did not know where they could find her.


            After this conversation, the girl continued to live with Evans at his apartment in Washington, D.C. Also, according to the statement of offense, over the course of the next several weeks and up until Evans’s arrest on Sept. 22, 2015, he continued to sexually abuse the girl.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips, Assistant Director in Charge Vale, and Chief Newsham commended the work of those who investigated the case from MPD’s Youth Division and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. They also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Criminal Investigator John Marsh and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrea L. Hertzfeld and Lindsay J. Suttenberg, who prosecuted the matter.

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Updated July 5, 2017