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Dominic Adesanya, White House Fence Jumper, Sentenced

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    Dominic Adesanya, White House Fence Jumper, Sentenced
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    A Maryland man was sentenced to time served Thursday after climbing the White House fence in October, 2014 and running through the North Lawn.

    Dominic Adesanya, 23, formerly of Bel Air, Md., also was sentenced to one year of supervised release. He must stay away from facilities under the Secret Service’s protection, including the White House, prosecutors said.

    He was arrested on the White House grounds on Oct. 22, 2014. He pleaded guilty on April 17 to a charge of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds.

    After crossing the North Lawn, he was taken down by Secret Service officers and K-9 units and briefly hospitalized after suffering dog bites to his arms, back, chest and knee.

    Additionally, Adesanya jumped the White House fence twice in July 2014 and is still facing charges from those prior cases, according to online court records.

    He has a previous unlawful entry charge at the White House on July 27 and allegedly assaulted police officers while trying to enter the U.S. Treasury building July 30.

    Adesanya's attorney, Jonathan Jeffress, has said his client was suffering from schizophrenia, according to the Associated Press.

    Wednesday, crews began installing sharp metal spikes on the White House fence in an effort to improve security and prevent would-be intruders from climbing over the fence.