Judge Releases Child Sex Abuse Defendant

After ruling that his case has enough evidence to go to trial, a DC Superior Court judge released a sex abuse defendant from DC Jail.

The 68-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree child sex abuse for allegedly abusing two young girls: one when she was 10-years-old and another when she was about 14-years-old.

The prosecutor argued against his release, saying there are “multiple counts of allegations over multiple years, with multiple victims.”

However, defense attorney Joseph Wong told Judge Neal Kravitz he “should view these allegations skeptically.” 

As conditions of his pretrial release, Judge Kravitz ordered the defendant to stay away from schools, recreation centers and playgrounds. He must also stay away from the victims and is required to wear a GPS monitoring device. 

The defendant also rejected a plea deal during the Oct. 21 hearing.