Defense Requests Time to Review Plea Offer

A defense attorney requested time to go over a plea offer with a sex abuse defendant.

The defendant is charged with second-degree child sexual abuse in a domestic violence case.

During the Sept. 29 hearing, defense attorney Quo Judkins requested a continuance so she could go over a recent plea offer with her client.

The defendant is currently being held at St. Elizabeths Hospital, DC’s psychiatric institution. In August, he was found competent to stand trial, but Judkins said her client shows cognitive issues, which makes it difficult for him to understand certain things.

Judkins requested 30 days to go over the plea deal. The prosecution has accepted the extension.

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee set a hearing date for Oct. 22.