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Hagerstown Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse and Assault Charges

A&nbsp;<st1:city><st1:place>Hagerstown</st1:place></st1:city>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;

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 threatening injuries. 

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. 

Wilson also 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. 

Dixon is being held at the Washington County Detention Center without bond, pending his sentencing. 

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