Child Sex Abuse Defendant Enters Guilty Plea

On June 8, a defendant in a child sex abuse case entered a guilty plea. 

Aaron McCormick was initially charged with two counts of first-degree child sex abuse. He pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for the prosecution dropping the other count.

According to the proffer of facts, the 55-year-old defendant began sexually abusing a 13-year-old in September 2020, and the abuse continued until he was arrested the following December.  

McCormick is facing a minimum sentence of seven-and-a-half years plus five years of supervised release, according to parties. 

DC Superior Court Judge Jonathan Pittman scheduled McCormick to be sentenced on Aug. 17.

Lizzie Brennan and Will Lawrence wrote this article.