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Sentence reimposed for motorist convicted of manslaughter, sexually assaulting child

The unlicensed motorist who killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk three years ago has been convicted of a probation violation and had the suspended portion of his sentence reimposed.

Ricky Xavier Dubon-Hernandez saw Charlottesville Circuit Judge Claude Worrell reinstate the suspended jail time, which was three years and two months, during a brief Tuesday afternoon hearing, according to prosecutor Nina-Alice Antony.

On Sept. 13, 2020, while allegedly racing at a speed estimated at up to 70 mph and violating a red traffic light on Emmet Street near Bodo’s Bagels, Dubon-Hernandez struck and killed 46-year-old cook Juan Evangelista Lorenzo-Manueles. He then fled the scene.

Dubon-Hernandez served 20 months, most of it under home electronic incarceration, and was supposed to remain on good behavior. However, just two months after leaving custody in 2022, he convinced a 12-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse, according to DNA evidence presented in Albemarle County Circuit Court.

Having pleaded guilty in August to two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child, Dubon-Hernandez received an active jail term of three years on those charges. That punishment, handed down last month, includes 12 years that were suspended.

The pair of sexual convictions is what led Charlottesville prosecutors to charge Dubon-Hernandez, now 21 and whose name is spelled Duvon-Hernandez in the Charlottesville records, with violating the terms of his manslaughter probation.


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