Child Sex Abuse Defendant Pleads Not Guilty, Set for Trial

During a June 28 hearing, a 74 year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree child sex abuse with aggravating circumstances. His trial is about a year away.

The defendant was detained on Jan. 31 for multiple attempted child sex abuse assaults from the late 2000s as well as other child sex abuse cases between 2011 and 2015. The defendant was released on GPS monitoring on Feb. 9.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2023. The trial is expected to last for two weeks.  

DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo scheduled a status hearing for Sept. 14.