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WASHINGTON – A 58-year-old man, from Clinton, Md., was sentenced today to 64 months in prison for sexually abusing his niece in 2004, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

The defendant, who is not identified here to protect the privacy of the victim, pled guilty in May 2018, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to a charge of attempted first-degree child sexual abuse.  He was sentenced today by the Honorable Craig Iscoe. Upon completion of his prison term, the man will be placed on three 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 was visiting the girl’s home in Northwest Washington to watch a football game while her mother was at church services on the date of the assault. He asked the girl to go into her mother’s bedroom and then performed oral sex on her.  At the time, the girl was 10 years old.

The victim reported the abuse in February 2018, and an investigation led to the man’s arrest. He has been in custody since April 2018.

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division (MPD). She also commended those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocates Tracey Hawkins and Lezlie Richardson, Paralegal Specialist T.J. McPhail, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart D. Allen, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Friday, July 13, 2018.