Commonwealth v. Luis A. Mota; Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Sexual Abuse of Minors

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Luis A. Mota, 24 years old, was sentenced yesterday by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for Forcible Sodomy and Custodial Indecent Liberties.  Judge Shockley sentenced Mota to 30 years with 18 years suspended leaving 12 years to serve. He must also register as a sex offender, undergo sex offender therapy, remain on good behavior for 30 years, and remain on supervised probation for an indeterminate period of time. 

Mota pled guilty on March 2, 2016. The Commonwealth's evidence proved that between July 2014 and July 2015, Mota sexually abused two children known to him.  The children reported the abuse and detectives with the Virginia Beach Police Department began an investigation.  In an audio-recorded conversation with a family member of the victims, Mota made statements including, "I want you to call the cops. I wanted to get arrested," "I am ashamed. I can't take it back. It's not that easy. I did it. I can't be like no," and, "At the end of the day, I chose to do it." In an interview with police, he admitted to abusing one of the victims, but denied abusing the other.  ​

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Katharine D. Seal prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.