Defendant Accepts Plea Deal in Sexual Assault Case 

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A 42-year-old defendant accepted a guilty plea of second-degree attempted burglary on March 17. 

The incident occurred on Jan. 14. The prosecution said the defendant grabbed his now former girlfriend after an argument and forced himself into her apartment and onto her bed. 

By accepting this plea during the March 17 hearing, the prosecution dropped the original presentment charge of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault. 

Brian Dinkins is currently being held at the D.C. Jail. 

The defense requested bail eligibility during the hearing, stating that Dinkins is a productive member of the community and will abide by the conditions of release. 

However, DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein denied this request due to Dinkins lengthy criminal history with domestic violence. 

By accepting this plea, Dinkins can face up to five years of incarceration, with an additional five years of probation and a fine. His sentencing is scheduled for June 2. 

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