Judge Continues Sex Abuse Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a Sept. 28 hearing to give the defense more time to discuss a plea offer.

The 19-year-old defendant is charged with assault with intent to commit third-degree sexual abuse, assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor sex abuse.

He is accused of sexually assaulting two women on the 1600 block of Gainesville Street, SE, on different days. He allegedly sexually assaulted one woman who was walking her dog on Sept. 14, and another woman who was walking outside on Sept. 15.

Defense attorney Jason Kalafat said he has received new discovery evidence from the prosecution. He also said the prosecution has extended a plea offer.

Judge Marisa Demeo scheduled parties to reconvene on Oct. 29.