Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery in Quarterpath Rape Case

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Korey Gemmiti was the only adult defendant of the five males arrested in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Quarterpath Park last summer.
Korey Gemmiti was the only adult defendant of the five males arrested in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Quarterpath Park last summer.

A Williamsburg man who witnessed and recorded the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Quarterpath Park last summer pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of sexual battery in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Korey Alexander Gemmiti, 21, was one of five people charged in the incident – his four co-defendants are all minors and are therefore not being named.

Gemmiti and the four juveniles met up with the female victim in the park on the evening of June 8.

The girl and one of the juvenile males broke off from the group and walked to a nearby wooded area to have consensual sexual intercourse, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green, and were followed by Gemmiti and the other three males.

Gemmiti recorded the victim and her companion having sex on his cell phone, and continued to film when the other juveniles surrounded them and began engaging in non-consensual sex acts with the victim. He later shared this video with the four boys.

The girl reported the incident to Williamsburg Police that same night, and the five perpetrators were arrested several months later.

Gemmiti was originally charged with one count of production of child pornography, three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. All but the possession of child pornography charge were eventually dropped.

When Gemmiti appeared before the court Wednesday, the remaining charge was reduced to a misdemeanor sexual battery charge as part of a plea deal that saw him cooperate with the prosecution in the cases against his four co-defendants, all of whom pleaded guilty to the charges against them earlier this year.

Gemmiti pleaded guilty to the reduced charge via Alford plea, which means he maintains his innocence but acknowledges there may be enough evidence to convict him if he went to trial.

In return for his cooperation, the prosecution asked that Gemmiti be required to serve only two months of a 12-month sentence. Judge Michael McGinty agreed to those terms.

The remaining 10 months of Gemitti’s sentence will be suspended for a period of five years.

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