A Washington, D.C. man was sentenced in a District of Columbia court Monday for abducting and sexually assaulting a woman.
In May, 28-year-old Kevin Thompson was found guilty of kidnapping and first- and third-degree sexual abuse. Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo sentenced Thompson to 30 years in prison and supervised release for the rest of his life following incarceration.
About 11 p.m. August 22, 2016, the victim left work and was walking in the 4800 block of 1st Street when Thompson approached her, according to court documents. Thompson asked the woman if she remembered him, even though they were strangers. The woman said “no” and told him to leave her alone. In an attempt to deter him, the victim pulled out her cell phone, but Thompson continued following behind her.
A little further down the street, Thompson grabbed the victim’s hair and shirt, dragged her through a desolate, wooded area and into a ditch filled with trash. No one heard the woman’s screams, while Thompson “forcibly sexually assaulted” her. Thompson assaulted the woman multiple times, before becoming distracted and fleeing the area. Once the woman made it to safety, she called 911, according to the court documents.
Shortly afterwards, the Metropolitan Police Department apprehended Thompson, while he was still in the vicinity.