TACOMA, WA – Today Donte Dwayne Lipscomb, 32, was sentenced to 48 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor in the First Degree. Between April 2009 to June 2011, the defendant engaged in sexual relationships with three Stadium High School students while employed as a campus security guard.
"Our schools should be safe zones," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “The legislature has made this conduct illegal and our Special Assault Unit vigorously prosecutes these cases.”
In 2009, while the defendant was employed at Stadium High School, he met C.J., who was 17-years-old at the time. Over the course of her senior year, she and the defendant had sex multiple times. The defendant asked her to keep it secret or he would lose his job. She agreed.
Then in June 2010, the defendant began spending time with T.H., who was 16-years-old at the time. They met several times over the summer to have sex. When the school year began, the defendant called her out of class to report to the security office once and sometimes twice a week. On one occasion, they had sex in his security office.
In December 2011, T.M., a 17-year-old student, was helping the defendant post paperwork in his office where they had sex. The defendant continued to pull her out of class, but they never had sex again. On one occasion, T.H. saw T.M. alone with the defendant, and later told her that she and the defendant had a sexual relationship. The next day, the defendant pulled the girls out of class and urged T.H. to deny everything.
On January 13, 2012, the school contacted the Tacoma Police Department about the defendant's sexual misconduct with T.H. In the weeks following, both T.H. and T.M. disclosed that they had been in a sexual relationship with the defendant. On January 27, 2012, the defendant was arrested. The next day, police were informed of the defendant's sexual misconduct with C.J.
In addition to the 48-month prison sentence, the defendant will be supervised by the Department of Corrections for one year after his release, be required to register as a sex offender, and complete psycho-sex treatment.
For more information, please contact Emily Conlee at (253) 798-6265, [email protected] or Kelly Kelstrup at (253) 798-7792, [email protected].