Kevin Lewis Deleon, 32, of Hyattsville was convicted by a jury today of first-degree sex assault for allegedly holding a 14-year-girl at gunpoint and forcing her to perform sexual acts in June 2005, according to a news release from the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office.
“I can’t think of anything much worse than preying on children,” said county State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks in the statement. “We are pleased the jury found him responsible for this despicable act and we will be asking that the judge sentence him accordingly.”
The crime occurred in 2005 when the victim and her two younger siblings were walking back to their apartment from a family gathering, according to prosecutors. The victim fell and was grabbed by Deleon who then held her at gunpoint and forced her to perform sexual acts, according to the release. Deleon’s DNA was found on the victim’s hand after the crime occurred, prosecutors said.
Deleon was a registered sex offender at the time of the incident, according to the release, and had pleaded guilty in 2003 to stalking and an attempted fourth-degree sex offense.
His sentencing date is set for Jan. 25, and he could get up to life in prison, prosecutors said.
Contact information for Deleon and attorney information for Deleon could not immediately be located.