Judge Continues Mental Observation Hearing for Sex Abuse Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a Sept. 10 mental observation hearing in a sex abuse case.

The 55-year-old defendant is charged with kidnapping while armed, first-degree sex abuse and assault with a dangerous weapon.

During the Sept. 10 hearing, defense attorney Andrew Ain said he wants to be present for his client’s psychological evaluation. Judge Dayna Dayson allowed Ain to be present at the beginning of the interview so that he can identify the psychiatrist to his client, given his episodes of paranoia. Ain’s presence will be left to the doctor’s discretion from there.

Judge Dayson also permitted the defense to access the video recording of the evaluation.

Parties are scheduled to reconvene on Nov. 5.