Thurgood Marshall Academy Teacher’s Assistance Admits To Sexually Abusing 17-Year-Old Student

Washington, D.C. – Diore Anthony Paire, 34, a former teachers’ assistant at a public charter high school in Southeast Washington, pled guilty today to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, involving a student, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu.

Paire, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Ronna L. Beck scheduled sentencing for Aug. 3, 2018.

According to the government’s evidence, in early 2017, Paire was a teacher’s assistant at the Thurgood Marshall Academy, located in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. The victim was a 17-year old student who attended that school.

In October 2017, Paire and the victim exchanged phone numbers and began communicating with one another.  On two different occasions that month, Paire sent the victim text messages, asking her to rendezvous with him in order to have sex.  Both times, the victim declined his advances. One day after school that month, however, the victim was in the Academy’s computer lab.  Paire came to the lab and asked the victim to engage in a sex act with him.  She did, briefly, but stopped out of fear of getting caught.  Later, however, she reported the relationship to authorities at the school and they, in turn, notified the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

When the police interviewed Paire about the allegations, he initially denied that he had done anything wrong.  As the interview continued, however, he admitted that he had engaged the victim in a sexual act.  Paire was arrested on Feb. 28, 2018.

The full press release is available at justice.gov.

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