Judge Sentences Child Sex Offender to 24 Months in Prison

After two days of sentencing, a judge sentenced a man convicted of child sex abuse to two years in prison.

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 Sept. 21, Judge Kravitz reviewed all given testimonies, notes, and victim impact statements given during the Sept. 12, and Sept. 15 hearings. In his decision, he referenced Diggs’s prior history concluding that he is a first-time offender and a first-time sex offender. 

Diggs pleaded guilty to second-degree child sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances and second-degree child sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances where the victim was under the age of 18 and actor had a significant relationship with the victim on Feb. 19, 2020.

The parties agreed on a sentence between 3-15 years in prison, 10 years of supervised release, and a 10-year registry as a sex offender. 

Diggs was consciously aware of his actions and upon his release back in February of 2019, he demonstrated remorse and has not offended again, said Judge Kravitz. 

He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years. 

As part of the sentence, Diggs will be required to attend sex offenders therapy, individual trauma therapy, and drug testing. 

Diggs is required to self surrender to the Bureau of Prisons when he is assigned a specific location.