New Evidence Prompts Judge to Postpone Sexual Assault Hearing

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The hearing for a domestic violence defendant with a sexual assault charge was moved as defense anticipates new evidence from the prosecution. 

The 22-year-old defendant is currently charged with first-degree sexual assault, involving the rape of his ex-girlfriend. The alleged offense occurred on Dec. 13, 2022, on the 1800 block of Fourth Street, NE. 

In Thursday’s hearing, defense attorney Peter Odom requested to have the hearing pushed back 30 days from now. 

The defense requested more time to properly prepare for the hearing. 

Odom told DC Superior Court Judge Anthony C. Epstein that they are still waiting for evidence from the prosecution, including a toxicology report.

The hearing was rescheduled for March 16 at 9 a.m. 

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