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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Activity with a Minor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man who picked up a 13-year old girl at her school bus stop to have sex with her was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release.

Manuel Delgado, 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to transportation of a minor across state lines for criminal sexual activity on March 16. According to court documents, Delgado met the minor victim through family when she was 11 years old and began a romantic relationship with the victim that lasted over a year. In June 2016, Delgado, pretending to be the minor victim’s father, called the minor victim’s middle school claiming she was ill, resulting in an excused absence. Delgado then used a car service to travel from Maryland to Virginia to pick up the minor victim at her school bus stop. He then took her back to his house in Maryland and had sex with her. After the minor victim disclosed the sexual exploitation to her mother and law enforcement became involved, Delgado continued to communicate with the victim and encouraged her not to disclose the abuse to law enforcement.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; Henry P. Stawinski III, Chief of Prince George’s County Police; and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Cain prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:17-cr-11.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 8, 2017