Melvin Alfaro Sentenced to 7 Years For 1st Degree Assault

FREDERICK-  Melvin Alfaro, 35, of Frederick, MD was sentenced today by the Honorable Theresa Adams for violently beating his fiancé in June of 2018. He pled guilty in January, 2019 to the sole count of 1st degree assault. He was sentenced today to 25 years, suspending all but 7 years in the Division of Correction. Upon his release, he will be on 5 years of supervised probation.

On June 24, 2018, Frederick City Police were called to the 1800 Blk. of Pinecroft Court for a domestic assault. They encountered the Victim with significant injuries to her face and body. Mr. Alfaro, her fiancé, was identified as her attacker. The Defendant admitted to the police that he had assaulted her because he felt that she had ‘disrespected him.’

The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office encourages anyone experiencing domestic violence to seek help, if you are in immediate danger, dial 911. For additional help and resources, contact Heartly House at 301-662-8800. Heartly House provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, rape/sexual assault, and child abuse.

The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler.