Judge Holds Off Setting Jury Trial for Sex Abuse Defendant

On June 7, a DC Superior Court judge decided to hold off on scheduling a jury trial for a sexual abuse defendant.

The defendant is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse,  burglary, kidnapping and robbery.

Judge Juilet McKenna decided she would wait to set trial dates because the defendant is currently awaiting sentencing in Maryland cases. D.C. Witness could not confirm the nature of his Maryland cases.

Judge McKenna scheduled another trial readiness hearing for Jan. 18, 2022.

Mara Osterburg and AsiaDee Williams wrote this article.