Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old Girl Considering Plea Offer

A man accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl was given more time to consider a plea offer.

The 36-year-old defendant said he knows the victim through a mutual friend, according to court documents. The victim showed law enforcement Facebook messenger conversations between her and the defendant. She described numerous instances of abuse dating back as early as mid-2020. The defendant was arrested and charged with first-degree child sex abuse in February 2021.

During a March 3 felony status conference, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits requested more time to go over the plea offer they received in January.

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee granted this request, scheduling the next hearing for March 31. In the meantime, the defendant will remain released under the High Intensity Supervision Program.