(Delmarva Now) -- An Accomack man will serve six years in prison for sexual abuse of minors.
Alphonso Drummond, 55, who had pleaded guilty in August 2015 to two counts of sexual abuse of twin girls under age 14, was sentenced in an Accomack County court last week.
Drummond entered the guilty plea in the case that began after the girls’ older sister told social service workers she had been abused by the man and she was concerned about her sisters.
She told social services workers that the defendant had touched her inappropriately and that she worried about her younger siblings.
Interviews with the girls confirmed that he had touched both in inappropriate ways, Matthew Brenner, the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney at the time, had told the court.
He had told the court that other more serious acts occurred, “but the girls were not well able to communicate so we proceeded on the sexual abuse charges.”
He said both girls had mental issues and did not want to talk at length about what had occurred.
“Drinking was an issue,” said defense attorney Garrett Dunham.
Drummond has been previously convicted of similar offenses.
“This is his third offense, a felony,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan at Drummond’s sentencing. “He has damaged these young girls. They didn’t want to come to court.
“I’m not sure he really thinks he has done anything wrong,” Morgan said.
Judge W. Revell Lewis III sentenced Drummond to 10 years and suspended four of those years. He will be required to register as a sex offender.