BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger announced that 41-year-old Jermaine Stagg was sentenced to 65 years in the Division of Corrections for sexual abuse of a minor. The judge has suspended all but 45 years.
Stagg was convicted of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, one count of third degree sex offense, and one count of second-degree assault after a 2-day jury trial in June of 2022.
He began sexually abusing the victim, who was his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter, in 2013. The sexual abuse continued until the victim turned 17.
The victim reported this abuse when she learned that her younger sister was being abused as well.
The defendant had a history of domestic violence abuse against the victim's mother and he was the main father figure in the victim's life.