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
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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