Judge Continues Domestic Violence Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued an Oct. 8 felony status conference for a domestic violence defendant charged with sexual abuse.

The defendant was charged with first-degree sexual abuse on April 3. He is currently on pretrial release.

During the Oct. 8 hearing, defense attorney Bernadette Armand requested all the evidence in this case.

The prosecution said they have provided all the evidence they have. Armand requested Body Worn Camera footage, but the prosecution said they have not received it.

Due to the defendant’s release status, the case cannot be scheduled for a preliminary hearing, according to court documents. The prosecution also said they are not able to bring the case before a grand jury yet, and do not have an anticipated date as to when the case will be indicted.

Judge Danya Dayson scheduled parties to reconvene on Jan. 21.