Judge Schedules Preliminary Hearing in Child Sex Abuse Case

DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt granted on Nov. 18 a continuance for a pending preliminary hearing.

A 30-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree child sex abuse of his 9-year-old stepdaughter. The incident first occurred in February 2022 at the Mckinley apartments, located on the 4900 block of North Capitol Street NE.

During Friday’s hearing, both parties came ready to decide upon a preliminary hearing.

The prosecutor offered a plea agreement on four counts of first-degree child sex abuse, but the defendant hasn’t decided whether he will accept or deny it.  

The prosecutor said he will not seek an indictment.

The plea was placed on the record and will remain open for two weeks.

According to the victim, the incidents first started on Valentine’s day 2022 until April 2022. Each incident occurred when the mother was not home or when the victim did not have school. 

The defendant would touch the victim’s chest, vagina, and butt with both his hands and his genitals, she said. 

He would force the victim to perform oral sex. He would also force the victim to touch his genitals to perform a handjob. And in return, he would give the victim money, according to court documents.

The defendant was arrested in May 2022.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9.

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