The man charged with sexually assaulting two young girls in the bathroom of a One Loudoun restaruant will spend more than 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday.
Luis Fernando Ore, 21, appeared before Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Jeanette A. Irby and pleaded guilty to one count of abduction with the intent to defile and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Irby sentenced him to serve life in prison with all but 54 years suspended.
The attack happened Nov. 13, 2016, at the Elevation Burger restaurant, Deputies were called to investigate a sexual assault in the women’s bathroom and arrested Ore, an employee at the restaurant. At the time of the assault, Ore already was a registered sex offender; he was previously convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of abduction with intent to defile after a July 19, 2012 assault when he was 16 years old. Ore was on probation for those crimes at the time of the Ashburn incident.
“While Mr. Ore could have been exposed to a mandatory life sentence if convicted at trial, the notion of these two young girls, ages 7 and 8, having to relive this horror in a public courtroom was a compelling reason to make this agreement,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman stated. “Further assurances were put into the plea that will likely see Mr. Ore the subject of a civil commitment to a secure facility for sexually violent predators, thus ensuring the public’s safety after his prison term.”
Upon his release, Ore will be placed on supervised probation for the remainder of his life, he is prohibited from any contact with the victim, any unsupervised contact with minors, and he will be evaluated for civil commitment as a sexually violent predator. Ore also agreed that he would not contest any sexually violent predator designation that may be imposed after an evaluation.