The 36-year-old DC man charged with first-degree sexual abuse waived his rights to a preliminary hearing to consider the prosecution’s plea offer.
If the defendant pleaded guilty, he would be charged with third-degree sex abuse with consideration to excuse his charge of simple assault in an ongoing misdemeanor case.
Weletz asked for the defendant to be released with weekly check-ins under the high-intensity supervision program (HISP).
Judge Okun granted the defendant’s release under HISP, placed a stay-away order from the victim, and notified the defendant that he has a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to the defendant being a construction worker.
The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5.Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.