Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Douglas L. Fleming, Jr. on Thursday sentenced a Maryland man prison for coercing a 14-year-old girl he met through social media into sexual activity.
David Anthony Fusco, 27, pleaded guilty in January to two felony charges of carnal knowledge. Fleming sentenced him to six years and 11 months in prison
According to county prosecutors, the Fusco began an internet relationship with a victim in 2013. The two met through the website meetme.com and then also communicated via Facebook, Kik, and text messages.
In December 2013, Fusco traveled met the victim in a park near her home in Loudoun. After the victim got into Fusco’s vehicle, the two began to kiss. Fusco then locked the doors of the vehicle and told the victim that she couldn’t leave unless she engaged in sexual activity with him. The victim was frightened and complied with Fusco’s request, according to evidence presented in the case.
The victim later reported the incident to her parents, who immediately contacted the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to the prison time, Fusco was sentenced to three years and one month of suspended time and was prohibited from any contact with the victim or her family. After his release from prison, Fusco will be placed on 10 years of supervised probation. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.