District Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Attempted Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assaulting a Minor

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Defendant Assaulted Neighbors in an Apartment Building

            WASHINGTON – Corey Keelin Bridges, 28, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for assaulting his neighbors, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            Bridges pleaded guilty on October 19, 2022, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Lynn Leibovitz sentenced Bridges today to 16 months in prison for one count of attempted assault with a dangerous weapon, 180 days in prison for one count of simple assault, and 90 days in prison for one count of lewd, indecent, or obscene acts, all sentences to run concurrently. Bridges will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.


            Bridges assaulted his neighbors in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., on two separate occasions. On May 4, 2022, Bridges assaulted a minor in the hallway of the building. He tried to pull down the minor victim’s sweatpants and pulled down his own shorts, exposing himself. The minor escaped from Bridges and managed to get into their apartment. On June 4, 2022, Bridges knocked on a neighbor’s door and, when the resident opened the door, Bridges held a knife and a screwdriver to the victim’s stomach. The victim managed to avoid injury.

            Bridges was arrested on June 4, 2022 and remains in custody.

            In announcing the sentences, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the cases at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocate Christina Bloodworth, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carlos A. Valdivia, Jared English, and Crystal Gaines, who investigated and prosecuted the matters.