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D.C. man admits guilt to sex abuse in Dupont Cicle

Friday - 11/9/2012, 7:43am  ET

WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse charges, admitting that he inappropriately groped several women in the city's Dupont Circle neighborhood last summer.

Oscar Mauricio Cornejo-Pena entered the plea Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. He'll be sentenced on Nov. 14.

Prosecutors say Cornejo-Pena would ride beside women on a bicycle, suddenly grab their buttocks, and then ride away. The four assaults he admitted to all occurred last August in Dupont Circle.

Cornejo-Pena pleaded guilty to four counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse, each of which carries a maximum 180-day jail sentence.


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