From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.
Oscar Mauricio Cornejo-Pena will serve 90 days in jail after being sentenced November 14 on four counts of misdemeanor sexual assault for a series of incidents this summer in which he groped women while riding by on a bicycle.
Before he was arrested, he came to be known as the “Dupont Groper” or “Bicycle Groper.” Cornejo-Pena pleaded guilty to the charges on November 8 (The Bicycle Groper: Guilty Plea in Dupont Sexual Assault Cases).
Cornejo-Pena was sentenced to 180 days in jail for each charge, but the sentences will be served concurrently with 90 days suspended. He will also be on probation for three years after his release. As part of his probation, he will receive sex offender treatment, mental health treatment, and drug and alcohol counseling.
He also was ordered to stay away from his victims, and he must register as a sex offender. Cornejo-Pena must also pay $200 towards the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
Cornejo-Pena will receive credit for time served as he has been held in jail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since August because he is in the country without proper documentation. ICE will make a determination on whether to seek deportation after he is released.
ANC 2B (Dupont) Public Safety Liaisons (and ANC 2B commissioners-elect) Noah Smith and Kishan Putta submitted a community impact statement calling for the maximum sentence for Cornejo-Pena. While D.C. Superior Court Judge Stephen Milliken accepted the statement prior to sentencing, Smith was disappointed the judge chose to run Cornejo-Pena’s sentences concurrently rather than consecutively.
Smith plans to formalize the process of submitting community impact statements for serious crimes in Dupont. He hopes these statements will have a greater impact on sentencing if they include more community input and receive official approval from ANC 2B.