Judge Schedules Preliminary Hearing for Sex Abuse Case

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a hearing to determine if the case against a defendant charged with first-degree sexual abuse has enough evidence to go to trial.

The 22-year-old defendant is accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend on Aug. 17 in a Northwest, DC hotel.

The defendant was not able to attend his Sept. 14 hearing for apparent medical reasons.

The defendant was also unable to attend his last hearing on Sept. 10 due to being held in quarantine at DC Jail, D.C. Witness previously reported. D.C. Witness does not know if he is still in quarantine.

Judge Milton Lee scheduled the preliminary hearing for Oct. 14.

According to court documents, the defendant and his girlfriend had an argument that lead to the defendant allegedly brandishing a gun and ordering her to perform sexual acts.