Judge Releases All Sex Abuse and Domestic Violence Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge released one sex abuse defendant and three domestic violence defendants during presentments on July 28.

The sex abuse defendant is charged with third-degree sex abuse and assault with intent to commit first-degree sex abuse. The charges for the domestic violence defendants include threat to kidnap or injure a person, simple assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted possession of a prohibited weapon, threats to do bodily harm and attempted threats to do bodily harm. 

Judge Judith Pipe issued a no Harass, Assault, Threaten or Stalk (HATS) order for one of the domestic violence defendants. The other three received stay away orders.

The released defendants are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 10.

In total, 18 defendants were presented before the court.