Judge Schedules Non-Jury Trial for Sex Abuse Case

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a non-jury trial for a sex abuse case. 

In 2019, the defendant was convicted of multiple counts of second-degree child sex abuse. He was sentenced to a total of 15 years.

The defendant currently has two misdemeanor sex abuse charges pending against him.

Judge Juliet McKenna scheduled the non-jury trial for the misdemeanor charges to begin on Nov. 29. The trial is expected to last two days.

The prosecution is seeking to have the defendant’s previous crimes disclosed as evidence during the trial, but defense attorney David Richter is opposed to this. A motion hearing to discuss the matter is set for Nov. 18.