The Maryland man who scaled the White House fence in October and was caught on camera kicking one of the Secret Service's big Belgian Malinois dogs pled guilty Friday to a federal charge stemming from the intrusion.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, formerly of Bel Air, Md., has been in custody since his Oct. 22 arrest on the White House grounds, a high-profile security scare that took place four weeks after another man made it into the executive mansion, allegedly armed with a knife. In federal court, Adesanya pled guilty to one charge of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, which carries a statutory maximum sentence of a year in prison and a potential fine. He was ordered to stay out of D.C. except for court appearances, probation meetings, and medical appointments, and stay away from facilities under the protection of the Secret Service, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
However, Adesanya remains in custody because he is being held in two other cases filed last year in D.C. Superior Court, including one that charges him with unlawful entry in a July 27, 2014, incident at the White House complex.
According to court documents, on Oct. 22, 2014, at about 7:15 p.m., Adesanya climbed over the White House fence. A member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Uniform Division repeatedly ordered him to stop and get off the fence, but Adesanya did not comply, running toward the north doors of the White House. Adesanya failed to comply with orders to stop, and he was arrested after struggling with two dogs released by the Secret Service.
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