HAGERSTOWN, MD- A Hagerstown man is
facing up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday in Washington
County Circuit Court to sex abuse and assault charges.
Court officials say Jenerette
Dixon, 38, of 340 Jonathan Street, stabbed a young girl
in the chest at his house in February during a
two-hour standoff with police.
Police say they found the
victim on the front porch of Dixon's home. She was taken
to Meritus Medical Center with non-life
Dixon surrendered about two and a half hours after the girl was stabbed.
Prosecuting Attorney Brett
Wilson says Dixon was also charged in October 2012 with sex abuse of a minor after sexually assaulting the same girl last year.
Dixon plead guilty to one
count of sex abuse of a minor and first degree assault. Each sentence carries
up to 25 years.
Wilson says a pre-sentence investigation is being
conducted by the Department of Community Supervison to look into his
family and criminal background. Dixon will also have a mental
health assessment conducted by the Department of Mental
Health and Hygiene. Wilson says
it's a requirement for anyone who is found guilty of sexually abusing a minor.
told WHAG Dixon is
facing parole and probation violations. In 2003, Dixon was
charged and convicted with second-degree murder in Baltimore, Md. He is
still on parole and probation for that case.
being held at the Washington County Detention Center
without bond, pending his sentencing.