Defense Requests Continuance in Sex Abuse Case

During a Nov. 2 hearing, DC Supreior Court Judge Robert Okun granted a continuance in a sex abuse case. 

The 34-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree child sex abuse in connection to sexually assaulting his stepdaughter on multiple occasions. According to court documents the defendant began assaulting the victim when she was nine years old. 

The first time she was assaulted happened in an apartment in Rockville. It was at nighttime and the defendant told her brothers to go to bed and they always kissed him goodnight.

The victim explained that when she attempted to kiss him on the cheek, he turned his head causing her to kiss him on the lips. She apologized, and he said it was ok. The defendant then proceeded to take out his private part and put it in her mouth. He then tried to penetrate her vagina and butt. 

The defendant told the victim that if she told he would kill her and then himself, so that nothing can be done about it. 

The victim told police that it hurt a lot, and she would cry, according to court documents. Whenever she would try to stop him, he would pull her hair and hit her, she said.

The defendant, who has been in the victim’s life since the age of 2, told her that it wasn’t wrong because she was not his biological daughter, documents stated.

During the assaults, the victim stated that “white stuff” would have to come out or they weren’t done. Whenever any of the “white stuff” got on her stomach he would tell her “Be careful, don’t move” and went to get her something to wipe it off with. He would also make her clean her vagina with salt, hot water, and three drops of cooking oil. 

The only time the defendant would not assault her was during her menstrual cycle. 

The victim stated that the last assault happened on Oct. 25, 2020, when he took her to a hotel close to Silver Spring or DC. She said the defendant would always say each time was the last time. 

Both parties are currently discussing a global disposition. The original trial date, Nov. 29, was rescheduled for August 2023 and the case is continued to determine the appropriate course. 

Another hearing was scheduled for Jan. 10, 2023.

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