D.C. Police Officer Awaits Indictment for First-Degree Sexual Abuse

DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun accepted a defendant’s waiver for independent DNA testing on Jan. 24. 

After the judge issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old man on July 13, 2022, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested him on July 14, 2022, on the unit block of New York Avenue, NE. the defendant is charged with first-degree child sex abuse for allegedly conducting a sexual act with a child under the age of 16 on the 1600 block of V Street, SE. 

As of Tuesday, evidence is pending review as the prosecution and the defense prepare for trial. 

According to the prosecutor, an indictment is scheduled to be filed in mid-February. 

The defendant was released after the hearing and is scheduled to return back to court on March 17 for another felony status hearing. He was initially released three months after his arrest from DC jail on Oct. 13, 2022, and put under the High-Intensity Supervision Program (HISP).

Multiple members of the defendant’s family accompanied him during this hearing, including a woman who was pregnant whom he walked out of the courtroom with. 

According to the Washington Post, the defendant was a DC police officer for three years prior to his arrest.

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