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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Teachers’ Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Student

At the Time, Defendant Worked at the Thurgood Marshall Academy

            WASHINGTON – Diore Anthony Paire, 34, a former teachers’ assistant at a public charter high school in Southeast Washington, pled guilty today to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, involving a student, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu.

            Paire, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  The Honorable Ronna L. Beck scheduled sentencing for Aug. 3, 2018.  

            According to the government’s evidence, in early 2017, Paire was a teacher’s assistant at the Thurgood Marshall Academy, located in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. The victim was a 17-year old student who attended that school.

            In October, 2017, Paire and the victim exchanged phone numbers and began communicating with one another.  On two different occasions that month, Paire sent the victim text messages, asking her to rendezvous with him in order to have sex.  Both times, the victim declined his advances. One day after school that month, however, the victim was in the Academy’s computer lab.  Paire came to the lab and asked the victim to engage in a sex act with him.  She did, briefly, but stopped out of fear of getting caught.  Later, however, she reported the relationship to authorities at the school and they, in turn, notified the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).  

            When the police interviewed Paire about the allegations, he initially denied that he had done anything wrong.  As the interview continued, however, he admitted that he had engaged the victim in a sexual act.  Paire was arrested on Feb. 28, 2018.  

            ​In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Liu commended members of the Youth and Family Services Division of the Metropolitan Police Department, who investigated the case.  She also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Brenda Williams and Victim/Advocate Lezlie Richardson. Finally, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julianne Johnston and Peter V. Taylor, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-123
Updated May 21, 2018