A man who took a plea deal with the government convicting him of aggravated assault as a second degree felony appeared in court this morning and was handed down a sentence for the crime.
Kempo Deitas walked into court with a smile on his face. The prosecution had requested for Deitas to be sentenced to 10 years incarceration. However, he will only serve 8 years and 6 months as a result of a plea deal with the government.
Judge Perez stated, “This matter did not go to trial. Deitas made admissions… there might have been some information which could have helped the case. The case has tremendous allegations of burn marks, use of golf clubs, and the victim had to endure assaults. Really presents as mean and cruel.”
Judge Perez, in handing down the 8-and-a-half-year sentence, said: “It’s challenging for me to believe in an instance that you would not likely engage in action again.”
He further stated that he understands how people lose control in certain situations but this was a loss of control over an extended period of time in which the victim received and endured severe injury.
Deitas was originally charged with abducting and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2018. The plea deal resulted in the charges of kidnapping, first, second and third degree criminal sexual conduct, second degree robbery and terrorizing charges being dismissed.
As part of the sentence, Deitas will be ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,800 and will also be placed on three years of parole following the completion of his incarceration.