Judge Continues Two Sex Abuse Cases

On Oct. 29, a DC Superior Court judge continued a defendant’s two sex abuse cases for a possible global plea deal. 

The defendant is charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse in one case and misdemeanor sexual abuse in another. 

The defendant picked up both cases on Sept. 6. The two incidents reportedly happened less than an hour apart. 

In his first case, the defendant allegedly followed the victim from the Georgia Avenue Metro station to her apartment building, where he assaulted the victim and tried to sexually abuse her in the building’s lobby at 2:06 p.m. A witness who walked into the lobby began yelling at the defendant, causing him to flee the building, according to court documents. 

At 2:50 p.m., the defendant allegedly began inappropriately touching a female victim at the Georgia Avenue Metro station. 

Defense attorney Russell Hairston asked Judge Julie Becker to continue his client’s hearings. He said there was new evidence that he and the defendant had to review before the case could proceed.

Judge Becker scheduled the defendant’s next hearing for Nov. 24.