Judge Orders Transfer of Child Sex Abuse Defendant to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

A DC Superior Court judge granted a defense attorney’s request to transfer his client from DC Jail to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, DC’s psychiatric institution.  

The defendant is charged with second-degree child sexual abuse in a domestic violence case. 

Following a preliminary screening, the defendant was found incompetent to stand trial.

During the June 8 hearing, Judge Jonathan Pittman ordered a full competency evaluation for him to take at the hospital. 

The defendant’s next hearing is scheduled for July 8.

Will Lawrence and Lizzie Brennan wrote this article.