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Posted at 5:22 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Man sentenced in assault of 9-year-old

By Mike McPhate
crime

A Southeast Washington man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison after he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said Monday in a statement.

Prosecutors say 18-year-old Marquette Jenkins, who was 17 at the time of the assault, was staying with the victim’s family. While walking to a store with the girl, Jenkins pulled her into a wooded area, disrobed her and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.

Jenkins will have to register for life as a sex offender.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | June 22, 2010; 5:22 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  crime, washington dc  
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When a 17 yr old sexually assaults a 9 yr old child, the community itself is also at fault. I'm not saying the 17 yr old doesnt deserve punishment (and hopefully treatment) but we also need to look at our culture and our community to see how we can do better.
For we have failed them both.

Posted by: MarilynManson | June 22, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I disagree, please do not call the "community" a failure, because this pedophile, with no respect for the people who took him in, no regard for the trust he was given to keep this little girl safe, and no self control did the unspeakable! two years is a gift I hope he doesn't survive to receive full benefit of. Rapist should be raped, his day is coming.

Posted by: tashanapper | June 22, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I disagree, please do not call the "community" a failure, because this pedophile, with no respect for the people who took him in, no regard for the trust he was given to keep this little girl safe, and no self control did the unspeakable! two years is a gift I hope he doesn't survive to receive full benefit of. Rapist should be raped, his day is coming.

Posted by: tashanapper | June 22, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

like wow... a whopping two and a half years for sexual assault/rape of a 9 year old...

no wonder dc is the cess-pool it is... the people who inhabit the place.. the people who "administer" justice....

what a joke

what DC needs is a good aerial spray of VX...... say about 20 C-130 "ranch hands" ... hose the area down ... and start over...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | June 22, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

2 1/2 years is a joke-the perp will be out rippin',runnin' and raping again in no tiem. Time for castration!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 22, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

@Kglkgl06: Your comment of "...no wonder dc is the cess-pool it is... the people who inhabit the place... the people who "administer" justice...." How dare you make such a blanket and complete narrow-minded statement. Clearly you have no idea of what you speak, nor have you encountered.”.. all the people who inhabit the place". Like any city, there is a mixed bag of citizen, some good, some bad, some make good decision, and others don't. So for you to say ALL DC INHABITANTS are the same is ridiculous and demonstrative of your ignorance. Yes what this young man did to that 9-year old child was atrocious and the sentence he received for such actions did nothing but add insult to injury. However your remarks are just as atrocious due to your level of ignorance.

Posted by: TJLegalDiva47 | June 22, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

5 years, minimum.

Posted by: 123cartoon | June 22, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

2.5 years is not only a joke, it's an insult to the 9-year-old. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can a judge think this is an appropriate sentence?

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 22, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

But the offender was only a juvenile. He doesn't deserve punishment. Therapy? No? How about execution?

What is that child victim supposed to think when she sees him in a year-and-a-half walking down the street on parole? She'll think there is no God in Washington, DC, and she'll be right.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | June 22, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

2 1/2 years is an insult for what this perp did to the poor 9 year old. He deserves to be locked up for 8-10 years at a minimum. He effectively ended her childhood.

Posted by: dcresident12 | June 22, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

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