[NEWPORT NEWS – JUNE 16, 2023] A retired Air Force Colonel was sentenced to a total prison time of sixty years, with fifty-one years suspended, for the aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13 years old. On December 16, 2022, Xavian Leigh Draper pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child. Today at sentencing, the Court heard testimony and arguments from the defense and the prosecution, reviewed victim impact statements, and considered a pre-sentence report before pronouncing sentence.
After considering the evidence, the Court imposed a total sentence of sixty years with fifty-one suspended. Upon release from prison, Draper will be on probation for five years and must submit to sex offender treatment and sex offender registration.
This case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Titter, for the Commonwealth.