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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 6 Year-Old

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Mark Anthony Lowe, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for coercion and enticement of a child and penalties for a registered a sex offender. Lowe was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.

Lowe pleaded guilty on April 26. According to court documents, Lowe admitted he sexually assaulted a six year-old child while visiting the child’s family on Langley Air Force Base during the 2015 Christmas holiday. The child was taken to an area hospital and examined by a sexual assault nurse examiner and a sexual assault forensic report was completed.  Lowe, a registered sex offender, has a criminal record which includes numerous sexual assault offenses with a child in 1993 in Tarrant County, Texas.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Gordon B. Johnson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa R. McKeel prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:16cr31.

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 7, 2016