Judge Schedules Trial for Child Sex Abuse Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled domestic violence defendant charged with multiple sexual abuse offenses to go before a jury in October. 

The defendant is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree child sexual abuse, second-degree child sexual abuse and contempt. 

During the June 8 hearing, the prosecution said they plan to call 10 to 15 witnesses, two of whom are expert witnesses. The defense plans to call five to seven witnesses, one of whom is an expert witness.

Judge Juliet McKenna scheduled jury selection for Sept. 29 and 30 and set aside Oct. 1 through 20 for the trial. The judge also scheduled motion hearings for Sept. 1 through 3.

Mara Osterburg and Carlin Fisher wrote this article