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Romero, 26, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison on charges stemming from armed attacks on four women whom he met through their Craigslist postings, U. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr. Romero pled guilty in September in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse while armed, one count of first-degree burglary, and one count of robbery while armed. Each count involves a different female victim.
He was sentenced this morning by the Honorable Michael L. Romero is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
In addition, upon completion of his prison term, he will be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life. At each encounter with a victim, Romero at some point brandished a weapon, either a knife or a firearm, and threatened to kill her if she did not cooperate fully.
He, along with accomplices, bound the victims with cords or duct tape. Romero stole numerous items from the victims including money, cell phones, laptops, identification cards, and credit cards. After he made a final threat to find and harm the victims if they told the police, he and the accomplices left.
Romero was arrested on February 27, and has been in custody ever since. In announcing the sentence, U. In addition, U. He also recognized the substantial assistance provided by U. Finally, he recognized Assistant U. Attorney Sharon Marcus-Kurn, who prosecuted the case. Skip to Search.
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