March 01, 2005

Worker sentenced for sexual abuse at Temple Sinai

Washington Jewish Week

by Debra Rubin

A former maintenance worker at a District synagogue has been sentenced for sexual abuse, while a local family remains devastated by the incident.

Associate Judge John H. Bayly Jr. of the District of Columbia Superior Court last week sentenced Elvin Guerra to 40 months in prison with no possibility of parole after a plea bargain agreement reached in December.

His imprisonment will be followed by three years of supervised release, and he also must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Guerra, 23, was sentenced on two counts: second-degree sexual abuse and enticing a child to commit a sexual act.

In his plea, he admitted to sexual intercourse and sexual contact after enticing the girl into a rest room at the Reform synagogue "for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts and sexual contact with her."

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 11:38 AM