Kempo Deitas sentenced

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Kempo Deitas was originally charged with abducting and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2018.

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.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.