Child sex abuser sentenced to life in prison

David Ghi, photo courtesy Virginia Beach Police.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A 33-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for sexually abusing a 6-year-old child on multiple occasions.

Macie Pridgen with the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said David Ghi was sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison for forcible sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and custodial indecent liberties.

Between September 2012 and February 2013, Ghi sexually abused the victim known to him in Virginia Beach. Pridgen said Ghi admitted to the abuse in a tape-recorded conversation between himself and the victim’s mother.

According to Pridgen, Ghi was also sentenced to 40 years in prison in Chesapeake for two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of object sexual penetration and two counts of custodial indecent liberties related to the same victim.

No portion of Ghi’s Virginia Beach sentence was suspended. He pled guilty to the crimes in June.

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