Man ordered to five years for sexual abuse

Elijah Vaughn

Judge Jean C. Logue of Circuit Court, Division II, recently sentenced a man to prison for five counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim younger than 12) as amended.

Elijah Vaughn, 23, Willow Drive, Richmond, was ordered to serve five years for each count, all to be served concurrently, plus five years of post-incarceration supervision.

In addition, he was ordered to undergo a sex evaluation.

Vaughn was initially indicted by a grand jury on four counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to the paperwork, Vaughn committed the offenses while he was a juvenile by engaging in sexual activity with two victims who were younger than 12 at the time.

His charges were amended through felony mediation.

A 10-year interpersonal protective order was also issued.

Other sentencings

• Andrea Pendermon, 32, Low Avenue, Richmond, five years for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and five years for assault under extreme emotional disturbance, to be served consecutively.

• Miranda Shearer, age and address unknown, five years for theft by unlawful taking ($10,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000) probated for three. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $16,830.11.

Reach Sara Kuhl at 624-6626; follow her on Twitter @saraekuhl.

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