Man accused of sexually assaulting girls enters plea

An Everett man accused of multiple counts of sexual assaults of girls entered a plea bargain Tuesday in the Bedford County Court.

Corey Clingerman, 23, pleaded guilty to numerous counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, rape, corruption of minors, sexual exploitation of children, rape of a child and indecent assault.

As part of the plea agreement, Clingerman will serve 15 to 30 years in a state correctional institution, according to Bedford County Assistant District Attorney Lesley Childers-Potts.

Clingerman was charged in connection with numerous alleged assaults between 2011 and 2016.

Mirror archives report the sexual assaults included at least nine girls, ranging in age from 9 to 16.

The youngest victim allegedly was repeatedly sexually assaulted at her mother’s house.

When charges were filed in 2016, the 9-year-old told child advocates that Clingerman had inappropriately touched her, later following her to her bedroom and forcing her to perform sexual acts.

The girl allegedly described several occasions in which Clingerman forced her to perform sexual acts, including at least one in a wooded area near the home. Every time Clingerman visited the house, the girl allegedly told authorities, he assaulted her again, Mirror reports stated.

In June 2017, Clingerman was accused of forcibly raping a 16-year-old girl in a parked car in June 2016. Police said the attack occurred despite the girl’s protests and while a male acquaintance stood outside the car.