Defendant Waives Preliminary Rights in Sexual Abuse Case

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On March 31 a child sexual abuse defendant waived his right to a preliminary hearing after coming to an agreement with the prosecution. 

The defendant, 31, is charged with two counts of first-degree child sexual abuse where the victims were under the age of 12. The defendant is accused of engaging in multiple instances of sexual abuse with two victims from 2014 to 2016 and 2013 to 2015, respectively. At the time of the offense, the defendant had been found guilty of committing sexual offenses against at least two other victims. 

The defendant allegedly abused the two victims, who he identified as his step-siblings on multiple occasions, while they lived in the same house.

Defense attorney Brandon Burrell stated the defense reached an agreement with the prosecution but needed some time to discuss the plea agreement with the defendant. 

DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein gave the defense the time needed to discuss with the defendant and scheduled a status hearing for April 12.

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