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Posted on: August 23, 2019


UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Justice was served for two victims of child sex abuse when Prince George’s County juries convicted Patrick Prosper-David and Dietrich Ames in two unrelated trials, announced Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy.

Prosper-David, 49, was found guilty of sex abuse of a minor, attempted third and fourth degree sex offense and related charges. 

During the trial, Prosper-David, a sovereign citizen, fired his public defender and represented himself, which exposed the victim to cross examination by her abuser.

On April 15, 2018, the mother of the 11-year-old victim reported to police on the day of the incident that her daughter was sexually abused by Prosper-David, a member of the victim’s family. The victim informed her mother that she and the defendant were sitting on the living room couch of her grandparent’s home at the time of the abuse.

Sentencing for Prosper-David is scheduled for October 30, 2019. He faces up to 35 years in prison.

In a separate trial, Ames, 39, was convicted for sexually abusing the 14-year-old daughter of a family friend. The victim was visiting his home overnight in April 2018 when the abuse took place.Ames was found guilty of sex abuse of a minor, fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault. His sentencing is set for October 25, 2019. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

“I want to thank both juries for recognizing the appalling and unconscionable actions of both of these defendants and for holding them accountable,” State’s Attorney Braveboy said. “No child should have to experience this type of abuse. I am amazed at the strength and courage that these victims had to face their abusers during this process. I pray for their continued healing on this journey to recovery and that they find some peace in knowing that justice was served.” 


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