Judge Holds One Sex Abuse Defendant, One Domestic Violence Defendant During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held one sexual abuse defendant and one domestic violence defendant during presentments on July 13. 

In total, 31 defendants were presented. This included four domestic violence defendants and one sex abuse defendant.

One defendant is charged with first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly forcing the victim into oral sex while he was driving. Judge Judith Pipe decided to hold him due to previous kidnapping and carjacking cases where, according to Judge Pipe, he did not comply with release conditions. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 4.  

The held domestic violence defendant is charged with simple assault, attempted threats to do bodily harm and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon. He was given a stay away and scheduled to return to court on Aug. 11. 

Judge Pipe released three domestic violence defendants. 

One of the released domestic violence defendants is charged with simple assault and contempt. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 13. Another released domestic violence defendant is charged with assault with significant bodily injury. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 11. The third released domestic violence defendant is charged with simple assault, unlawful entry and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 12.