He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Frederick, Md (KM). A Frederick man is getting some prison time for raping his younger sister twice. Jose Selvin Dominguez Lopez, 21, was sentenced to a total of five years in prison on Friday in Frederick County Circuit Court. Judge William Nicklas gave Dominguez Lopez ten years for incest, with all but three years suspended; and he gave the defendant ten years for 2nd-degree assault, with all but two years suspended.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says Dominguez Lopez will be placed on five years of supervised probation when he gets out of prison. “And he will be supervised through what we call the COMET program which they gives these psychological-sexual evaluations. They test them; they internet monitor them; they polygraph test them because obviously they’re fearful these types of offenders will reoffend,” he says. This program uses GPS to keep tabs on sexual offenders.
Smith also says Dominguez Lopez must have no contact with the victim, and no unsupervised contact with females under the age of 18. He will also be required to register for life as a sex offender.
In October, 2018, during a stay at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, the victim told staff she was raped two times, and identified her older brother, Dominguez Lopez, as the suspect. Frederick Police began an investigation after it was learned the incidents occurred in Frederick.
Police met with the victim on November 1st of last year, and she spoke with the Frederick County Child Advocacy Center on November 15th.
Dominguez Lopez met with detectives on November 30th, and admitted to raping his sister in late 2017, and in July, 2018.
He pleaded guilty to one count each of 2nd-degree assault and incest on July 1st, 2019.
Smith says there’s no outcome which is truly satisfactory due to the circumstances of this case. . “The family was on board with this sentence. It’s tough for them because the family is involved on both sides. So we discuss it with them. We try to come to a fair resolution,” he says.
By Kevin McManus