From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office:
On 21 September 2015, David Corn entered a plea to charges relating to the sexual assault that occurred in the Bel Air parking garage on 11 October 2014. Corn entered a guilty plea to second degree assault and an Alford plea to second degree sex offense. An Alford plea means that the defendant admitted there was evidence from which a trier of fact could convict him of forcing the victim to perform sexual acts without her consent.
As part of the plea agreement, Corn will be sentenced to 10 years with credit for 352 days already served and the balance suspended, the sentencing is scheduled for 29 September. Corn will receive probation before judgment for the second degree sex offense and will be on supervised probation to Judge Elizabeth Bowen for five years. He is facing more than 29 years of imprisonment if he violates his probation.
Corn and his brother were charged with raping and assaulting the victim after meeting her at the Tower Restaurant. A jury acquitted Corn’s brother after hearing the same facts that are the basis of this conviction.
The State’s Attorney believes that given all that the victim had been through including the post-traumatic stress from her ordeal and trial that this was an acceptable resolution.