AG locks away another rapist

By Danielle Baza

danielle@kanditnews.com



Attorney General Leevin Camacho has succeeded in locking up another pedophile, who raped and attempted to sexually assault four young girls in their pre-pubescent years. The girls were known to him; he lived with them for years, according to court documents.


According to a news release by the Office of the Attorney General today, "Richard Ignacio Aguon was convicted today of two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a First Degree Felony following a Change of Plea hearing in Judge Arthur Barcinas’ courtroom. The remaining criminal sexual conduct charges against Aguon were dismissed."


The original charging document - the June 30, 2020 magistrates report - indicates several of the rapes occurred at a time when there was a statute of limitations on the types of rape that occurred.


The victims and their mother were consulted prior to the execution of the plea agreement, which guarantees Mr. Aguon will spend 10 years in prison without the possibility of early release.


Prosecuting Attorney Christine Tenorio said, “Because the victims in this case had the courage to come forward, the Island will now have another sex offender off the streets. The People commend these victims for their bravery. Because the Defendant admitted to his wrongdoing, the victims will be spared further trauma of a jury trial.”

Despite the OAG's opposition, the court granted the defendant’s request to self-surrender and begin his prison sentence in a week.



665 views1 comment