Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery of 7-Year-Old Girl

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Melvin Lamont Randall (Courtesy YPSO)
Melvin Lamont Randall (Courtesy YPSO)

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual battery of a 7-year-old girl in York-Poquoson Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Melvin Lamont Randall Sr. was arrested in November 2014 after deputies from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office found him acting suspiciously at the scene of a reported disturbance, court records show.

Randall was seen exiting the backseat of a vehicle blocking an alley on the 200 block of Old York-Hampton Highway when deputies arrived on the scene. When a deputy asked him to get on the ground, Randall refused and got back into the front seat of the car, at which time the deputies noticed there was a young girl putting her shirt on in the back seat.

After several moments, Randall stepped out of the car and was directed to the ground, where the lieutenant held him at gunpoint, according to the documents.

The girl, who knew Randall, told authorities he had been hugging and kissing her and that she was sad. She was later taken to Sentara Medical Center, where traces of seminal fluid were found on her leg.

Randall was charged with and pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a minor, for which the maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Prior to his sentencing, he must undergo a psychosexual analysis.

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