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Digiacomo Pleas in Genesee County Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

LANSING – John Digiacomo, 60, of Clio, pled no contest today in Genesee County to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Digiacomo has been accused of multiple sexual assaults on an underage girl that took place in multiple locations in Tuscola, Genesee, and Saginaw Counties between 2014 and 2015. 

In the summer of 2014, the teenage victim moved in with her aunt. Digiacomo, a tow truck driver, was her aunt’s neighbor. He and a co-conspirator, Patrick Maule, victimized a teen beginning when she was 14. The assaults continued for 10 months. According to court records, the men provided her with narcotics and threatened to kill her and her family when she attempted to stop the sexual assaults or cut ties with them.

Digiacomo was convicted by jury trial in February 2023, and is currently serving a nearly 50-year prison sentence for the assaults in Tuscola County. Maule was sentenced in 2022, in both Tuscola and Genessee counties and is serving up to 15 years for the assaults. The Department of Attorney General prosecuted all four cases on this matter.

"This case is an example of the commitment my office maintains to ensuring accountability for those who long felt silenced," Nessel said. "This plea secures long-awaited justice for the young woman who bravely came forward with her story.  Survivors of sexual assault deserve to see their abusers brought to justice, even if the assault happened years ago.”  

Digiacomo was previously sentenced to up to 48 years on the following counts: 

  • 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). 

Diagacomo will be sentenced at 9:00 am on April 5th. All four cases were 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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