After Sentencing Hearing Confirms Defendant Reported to Federal Correctional Institution

A hearing held in child sex abuse case confirmed a defendant’s arrival at Federal Correctional Institution.

Raymond Diggs, 37, was originally charged with five counts of first-degree child sex abuse, enticing a child, and misdemeanor sexual abuse of a child for sexual acts that were conducted with his 9-year-old stepdaughter. Diggs was first charged in this case on Feb. 9, 2019.

On Oct. 31, an after sentencing hearing was held to confirm that Diggs self-surrendered to Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.

Diggs’ defense attorney, John R Fowler, confirmed to the prosecution and DC Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz  that he appeared at the correctional facility.

On Sept. 21, Judge Kravitz reviewed the details of the case, including testimonies, physical evidence, victim impact statements, as well as the defendant’s lack of prior convictions as a sex offender.

Diggs pleaded guilty to second-degree child sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances and second-degree child sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances with the victim being under 18 years old on Feb. 19, 2020.

He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years. In addition, Diggs is required to attend sex offenders therapy, individual trauma therapy, and drug testing.

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