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Henrico Dance Teacher Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

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HENRICO (WRIC) - A West End dance instructor was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for child sex crimes with five underage dance students, who ranged in age from 15 to 17 years old.

Andrew Defiesta, 35, will spend 16 years in prison. He was sentenced to 90 years, but 74 years of the sentence were suspended.

Defiesta pleaded guilty in August to 18 counts, including taking indecent liberties with a minor and child porn. 

Henrico Police arrested Defiesta in November 2012 after reports that he was having sex with a 16-year-old girl at Regency Dance Academy, where he taught dance at the time.

He is being held without bond until his sentencing in December.

 

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