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Digiacomo Sentenced 10-20 Years’ Incarceration After Pleading to Criminal Sexual Conduct in Genesee County

LANSING John Digiacomo, 60, of Clio, was sentenced today to 10-20 years’ incarceration in Genesee County Circuit Court for two counts of First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, to which he pled no contest in February. His sentence includes an order for lifetime registration with the Sex Offender Registry and lifetime electronic monitoring. Digiacomo had been accused of multiple sexual assaults on an underage girl in Tuscola, Genesee, and Saginaw Counties. 

In the summer of 2014, Digiacomo’s teenage victim moved in with her aunt. Digiacomo, a tow truck driver, was her aunt’s neighbor. He and a co-defendant victimized the 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. The co-defendant was sentenced in 2022, in both Tuscola and Genesee counties, and is serving up to 15 years for the assaults. The Department of Attorney General prosecuted all four cases on this matter. Today's sentence on Digiacomo will run concurrent to his sentence in Tuscola County. 

“I'm thankful for the tireless efforts of prosecutors in my office to repeatedly bring Digiacomo to justice,” Nessel said. “Sexual assault victims often suffer in silence for years before coming forward. This department remains committed to securing justice for victims of cold case assaults, and we commend the bravery of this victim in standing up to her abusers.” 

Digiacomo was previously sentenced to up to 48 years’ incarceration in Tuscola County, which he is currently serving, on jury convictions for six counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct and several firearm offenses. 

This case was 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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