Repeat Sexual Offender Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

May 8, 2018
Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata

Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata

UPDATE 5/8/2018: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata, to 48 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Sexual Offense in the Second Degree, and Sexual Offense in the Third Degree.

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney, commenting on the Crutchfield’s sentence said, “The Court’s sentence means this predator is going to a place where he belongs, a place where he can’t abuse little girls, a place where he hopefully will stay for the rest of his natural life.”

On January 13, 2017, Detective Kristen Gross with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and a social worker from the Department of Social Services met with the victim, who was under the age of 14, at her school after receiving a mandated report of sexual abuse. During the meeting, the victim confirmed she was sexually assaulted by Crutchfield.

An investigation revealed that on November 25, 2016, Crutchfield sent the victim a text message asking to cuddle with her. After sending the message, Crutchfield entered the victim’s bedroom and sexually assaulted her. The victim’s account of the abuse was corroborated by text messages sent to her cellular device by Crutchfield. The text messages go back in time to April 2016 when the Defendant started to groom the victim.

The victim later reported the incident to a friend, who encouraged the victim to notify a teacher at her school. The victim did so.

A further investigation revealed there were times prior to November 25, 2016 in which the Defendant had inappropriate contact with the victim in her bedroom. Each time the Defendant apologized to the victim.

On February 27, 2018, a Charles County jury convicted Crutchfield of the above listed charges after a two day trial.

In 1999, Crutchfield pled guilty and was convicted of Child Abuse in Montgomery County, Maryland.

During sentencing, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Freeman told the judge, “He honed in on this victim. She didn’t have a father figure in her life; he knew that. He took advantage of that need and vulnerability. — I ask that the court take into consideration his prior child sexual abuse conviction, Dr. Grant’s assessment and his likelihood to re-offend.”

Before sentencing Crutchfield to 48 years, Judge West told the Defendant, “You have two offenses of the same nature where the victims are both people who trusted you. Both victims were 12. I don’t want to take the chance of another 12-year-old being victimized in this way. This is alarming and a serious problem. This is a 12-year-old looking for a father figure and you exploited your position of trust. The planning, the predatorial nature, the prior child sex offense…the level of harm is excessive. This is an above the guidelines case…for sure.”

3/2/2018: On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, after two days of trial and less than 30 minutes of deliberations, a Charles County jury convicted Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Sexual Offense in the Second Degree, and two counts of Sexual Offense in the Third Degree.

On January 13, 2017, Detective Kristen Gross with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and a social worker from the Department of Social Services met with the victim, who is under the age of 14, at her school after receiving a mandated report of sexual abuse. During the meeting, the victim confirmed she was sexually assaulted by Crutchfield.

An investigation revealed that on November 25, 2016, Crutchfield sent the victim a text message asking to cuddle with her. After sending the message, Crutchfield entered the victim’s bedroom and sexually assaulted her. The victim’s account of the abuse was corroborated by text messages sent to her cellular device by Crutchfield. The text messages go back in time to April 2016 when the Defendant started to groom the victim.

Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata

Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata

The victim later reported the incident to a friend, who encouraged the victim to notify a teacher at her school. The victim did so.

During closing argument, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Freeman told the jury, “the Defendant preyed on the victim’s need to have a father in her life; he pretended to support and care for her simply to fulfill his own twisted sexual desires”. The text messages revealed there were times prior to November 25, 2016 in which the Defendant had inappropriate contact with the victim in her bedroom. Each time the Defendant apologized to the victim.

In 1999, Crutchfield plead guilty and was convicted of Child Abuse in Montgomery County, Maryland. Based on the jury’s findings of guilt in Charles County and his prior conviction, Crutchfield is facing a possibility of Life imprisonment. A sentencing date has been set for April 10, 2018.

22 Responses to Repeat Sexual Offender Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

  1. Adam 12 on March 2, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Big Dookie exposed.

    • Get it Right on May 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

      The black Bozo!

  2. Typical on March 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Hey Big Dookie??

    • I'm still laughing on March 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      That pos will NEVER comment on a black, unless hes defending them which is rare. I would love to see him in person.

  3. Nick on March 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Pretty sure he is going to lose that goofy ass grin once he is in prison!
    I hope they lock him in general population.
    (I also hope the judge doesn’t go light on him)

    BTW-where was the girl’s mother?

  4. Anonymous on March 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Could have sworn I’ve seen the pervert in Saint Mary’s before but I don’t know for sure.

  5. Anonymous on March 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Castrate him now.

  6. Anonymous on March 3, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Y’all stfu

    • JOSH FURY on March 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      LOL or what you anonymous little punk bi###????

    • Anonymous on March 5, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      May he burn in hell, I’m a devout Christian but child predators can burn burn burn.

  7. Anon on March 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    He didn’t mean to do it. It was an accident he said he was sorry. Does the word ‘sorry’ not have meaning anymore?

  8. Anonymous on March 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Pennywise from the hood gonna feel the rear pressure he deserves in the clank.

  9. ... on March 5, 2018 at 8:54 am

    “In 1999, Crutchfield plead guilty and was convicted of Child Abuse in Montgomery County, Maryland. Based on the jury’s findings of guilt in Charles County and his prior conviction, Crutchfield is facing a possibility of Life imprisonment”

    And yet, the Maryland Judge in this case, fresh of that massive pay raise, will give him 3 years in prison, with 2.5 years suspended, and released based on time served…

  10. Timmy Smith on March 5, 2018 at 10:56 am

    He does have that child molester glare on his face. Hopefully, he gets locked up with a Brock Lesnar or Debo looking fella in prison.

  11. dopehater on March 6, 2018 at 7:41 am

    We need the electric chair to fire up these turds. Being in jail and prison just isn’t enough incentive to obey the law and stop ruining the lives of innocent people. Like in foreign country’s. You steal, they cut off your hand. You molest, cut off their pitiful little penis. There are all kinds of configurations of punishment for these perverts. Sew their fingers together. Take their penis and sew it to their scalp. Forever scar them like they forever scar their victims. Oh look, he’s a pervert, see the penis on his neck?

    • dopehater gets my vote on March 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Hahahahahahahaha….

  12. Anonymous on March 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Another example of why people like him should be given life. In a perfect world they would be given death and we would be done with them. Pedophiles can not be rehabilitated, they leave their victims with a life sentence of emotional problems then most of the time are released in less then 10 years. How is this justice? We need to push mandatory life in prison for anyone convicted of sexually abusing a child. The only way I would agree that they could be released is if they agree to remove their testicles and tattoo PEDOPHILE across their forehead. This article is just another example of how the legal system allowed another victim to be created through weak sentencing on his original sex crime.

    • anonymous on May 14, 2018 at 7:25 am

      You are supposed to be use to this by now.

      Don’t make a fuss. Just sit quietly and ignore it.

      Look at sports scores or see what blockbuster is on demand.

  13. Nick on May 8, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Only 48 years? Should be 148 years!

  14. Keytasha on May 8, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    48 years is a long time. He won’t make it

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Thats a good thing, whats your point?

  15. Typical on May 8, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Guess we’ll not be hearing from Big Dookie for the next 48 years.