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50 Year Sentence Issued in Tuscola County Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

LANSING – John Digiacomo, 59, of Clio, was sentenced today in Tuscola County for the sexual assault of an underage girl, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Digiacomo has been accused of assaults that took place in multiple locations in Tuscola, Genesee, and Saginaw Counties between 2014 and 2015.

“Today’s sentencing serves as a reminder that we remain committed to securing justice for survivors” Nessel said. “Sexual assaults are serious offenses, and my office will not shy away from holding these predators accountable for their actions.”

In Tuscola County, Digiacomo was sentenced to:

  • Count 1: Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) 1st degree, 18.75-60 years served consecutive with;
  • Count 2: CSC 1st Degree - 18.75-60 years served consecutively with Count 1;
  • Count 3:  CSC 2nd Degree, 10-15 years served consecutively with Counts 1 and 2;
  • Counts 4 and 5: CSC 3rd Degree, 10-15 years served concurrently;
  • Count 6: CSC 4th Degree, 16 months-2 years served concurrently; and,
  • Counts 7-9: 3 counts of felony firearm, 2 years served consecutive to counts 1,2, and 3 (with credit for approximately 505 days).

The trial start date has not yet been scheduled, however Digiacomo will face the following charges in Genesee County:

  • four 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;
  • four 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 a $500 fine;
  • one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony punishable by four years and/or a $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 the summer of 2014, the teenage victim moved in with her aunt. Digiacomo, a tow truck driver, was her aunt’s neighbor. According to court records, he provided her with narcotics and threatened to kill her and her family when she attempted to stop the sexual assaults or cut ties with him.

The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General Cold Case Sexual Assault Project. The project is funded by a United States Department of Justice grant awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, to combat intimate relationship violence. The grant is administered by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

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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