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Clio Man Charged with Multiple CSCs, Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

LANSING - A Clio man faces up to life in prison for multiple sexual assaults involving an underage victim, beginning when she was 14 years old, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. 

John Digiacomo, 58, is charged in two counties in connection to assaults that happened in 2014 and 2015. 

In Genesee County, Digiacomo is charged with the following: 

  • three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), felonies punishable by life in prison; 
  • one count of second-degree CSC, a felony punishable by 15 years in prison; 
  • three counts of third-degree CSC, felonies punishable by 15 years in prison; 
  • one count of fourth-degree CSC, a high court misdemeanor punishable by two years and/or $500 fine; 
  • one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; a felony punishable by four years and/or $2,000 fine; and 
  • one count of felony firearm, a felony punishable by two years consecutively with and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction. 

In Tuscola County, Digiacomo is charged with the following: 

  • two counts of first-degree CSC, felonies punishable by life in prison; 
  • one count of second-degree CSC, a felony punishable by 15 years in prison; 
  • two counts of third-degree CSC, felonies punishable by 15 years in prison; and 
  • one count of fourth-degree CSC, a high court misdemeanor punishable by two years and/or $500 fine. 

He was arraigned Friday in Genesee County and given a $200,000 cash/surety bond. 

The Tuscola County arraignment is scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 4. Exact timing can be obtained from 71-B District Court. 

Digiacomo's co-defendant, Patrick Maule, 39, of Alger, pleaded guilty to the following in Genesee County: 

  • two counts of third-degree CSC, felonies punishable by 15 years in prison; and 
  • one count of fourth-degree CSC, a high court misdemeanor punishable by two years and/or $500 fine. 

In Tuscola County, Maule pleaded guilty to: 

  • three counts of third-degree CSC, felonies punishable by 15 years in prison; 
  • one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; a felony punishable by four years and/or $2,000 fine; and 
  • one count of felony firearm, a felony punishable by two years consecutively with and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction. 

Both men victimized a teen beginning when she was 14. The assaults continued until she was 15 years old. When she attempted to cut ties with the men, Digiacomo threatened to kill her and her family. 

In Michigan, anyone under the age of 16 cannot legally consent to sexual activity. 

"This case is an example of the commitment my office maintains to securing accountability for those who long felt silenced," Nessel said. "Survivors of sexual assault deserve to see their abusers brought to justice, even if the assault happened years ago." 

A probable cause conference is set in Genesee County on Nov. 10 for Digiacomo. 

Maule is set for sentencing in Tuscola County on Dec. 7. Sentencing in Genesee County is scheduled for Dec. 10. 

This project was supported in part by Grant No. WE AX 0030 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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