Parties Await Sex Abuse Defendant’s Decision on Plea Offer

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee scheduled a felony status conference for a first-degree sex abuse defendant who has been offered a plea deal.

The 34-year-old defendant is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the 5400 Block of B Street, SE, on April 3. 

According to court documents, the victim and defendant met at a wedding. The victim and her boyfriend were driving the defendant home from the wedding when they got into a car accident that led to a physical altercation between the victim’s boyfriend and the other drivers. The boyfriend got arrested at the scene. Later, the victim and the defendant drove back to his home where he then allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The prosecution extended the deadline for their plea offer to Nov. 18, when parties are scheduled to reconvene for another hearing.

In the meantime, the defendant will remain released under the High Intensity Supervision Program. During the Nov. 16 hearing, defense attorney David Benowitz said his client is in compliance with his pretrial release conditions.