Man pleads guilty

Published 10:08 pm Friday, June 19, 2015

A Suffolk man has pleaded guilty to five counts of sex crimes related to the inappropriate touching of a female juvenile.



John David Street, 52, of the 700 block of Turlington Road, pleaded guilty to three counts of object sexual penetration of a victim under 13; one count of aggravated sexual battery of a victim under 13; and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

The incidents happened in 2001 through 2003, when the victim was 10 to 12 years old, according to prosecutor Marie Walls.

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“It wasn’t one that came to the knowledge of our office or the police department or really to anyone until a long time after the incidents,” Walls said, noting the victim came forward after she was an adult.

In a transcript of a police interview filed with court papers, Street admitted to fondling and French-kissing the victim. He also admitted to asking another girl about the same age as his victim for a lap dance but said it was a joke.

A jury trial was set to begin Monday, but Street pleaded guilty before it took place.

Thirty-one charges were not prosecuted as part of a plea agreement. His sentencing is set for Sept. 17.