City man gets 15 years for abuse of boy

Posted: September 28, 2013

The Winchester Star

Gadvin Acencio-Godoy

WINCHESTER — A city man will serve 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy.

Gadvin Acencio-Godoy, 37, of the 400 block of Imperial Street pleaded guilty — as part of an agreement on Friday in Winchester Circuit Court — to two counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of indecent liberties and one count of forcible sodomy.

He was sentenced to 15 years on each of the aggravated sexual battery charges, five years on the indecent liberties charge and 50 years, with 35 years suspended, on the forcible sodomy charge.

The sentences will run concurrently, which means Acencio-Godoy will serve 15 years.

He will be deported when his sentence ends.

Judge John E. Wetsel Jr. approved the plea agreement with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, which called for no prosecution on one charge of aggravated sexual battery.

Assistant Commonweath’s Attorney Jason Caccamo told Wetsel that the victim’s family also approved the agreement.

“They were extremely pleased with the outcome,” he said.

According to his proffer of evidence, Acencio-Godoy was a frequent caregiver to the boy he assaulted.

The boy’s mother came home on March 13 to find her son leaving the bathroom adjusting his pants and upset.

She tried to enter the bathroom, where Acencio-Godoy remained, but it was locked and he would not let her in, Caccamo said.

The mother called police and Acencio-Godoy admitted to sexual contact with the boy.

At the hearing, Acencio-Godoy apologized to the state of Virginia and said he will “never come back to this country.”

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com