This convicted rapist is headed back to prison. His victims this time are minors

John James Aggar (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
John James Aggar (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The walls of a state penitentiary will be “home” to a 52-year-old local man, for a very long time.

John James Aggar was sentenced Tuesday to 80 years in prison, with 35 years suspended, leaving 45 years to serve for two counts of forcible sodomy – victim under age 13, object sexual penetration – victim under age 13, and two counts of custodial indecent liberties.

Aggar pleaded guilty to one count of custodial indecent liberties and was found guilty following a trial before Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick on the remaining charges, according to the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The cases

On Aug. 4, 2016, Aggar inappropriately touched a minor known to him while the minor slept.  The victim woke up a family member and reported the incident.

On Sept. 3, 2016, another victim who was also known to Aggar, told police that Aggar had sexually abused her when she was a minor.

The abuse happened in the home of a family member around 2008-2009.

Prosecutors said Aggar was “intoxicated and molested the victim as the victim slept in a living room chair.”

The victim reported the abuse to a family member the next day.  During the investigation, the victim revealed the abuse had been going on for a while.

Aggar has prior convictions for rape, crimes against nature, DUI, three counts of possession of marijuana, assault and battery of a family member, three counts of concealment, two counts of public intoxication and several traffic offenses, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.