Hearing Continues for Sex Abuse Defendant in Quarantine

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DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun rescheduled a trial readiness hearing for a sex abuse defendant who is currently quarantined at DC Jail.

The 38 year old defendant is charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping, burglary one, third-degree sex abuse, and lewd, indecent, or obscene acts for his alleged sexual conduct with a stranger on Sept. 6 on the 800 block of Quincy Street, NW.

During the Oct. 3. hearing, defense attorney, Howard McEachern, said Oct. 4 marks the end of his quarantine period, informing Judge Okun that proceedings involving his client can resume after this date.

According to court documents, the defendant allegedly assaulted a woman he met on a train coming from Union Station. While at the station, he offered to pay her money to “do something.” The victim declined his offer.

After declining his offer, Williams reportedly followed her off the Georgia Avenue Metro Station onto Quincy Street and struck her from behind with his hands. The defendant then proceeded to punch and kick the victim, pulling down his pants and her pants in an attempt to rape her.

Two witnesses walking their dog intervened and called the police for help.

Parties are expected to return to court on Oct. 6.

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