Preliminary Hearing on Track for March 14

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During a status hearing on Feb. 28, DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein met with counsel to confirm a preliminary hearing date.

The defendant, 31, is charged with two counts of first-degree child sex abuse and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl on Feb. 24 on the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE.

During the hearing, both parties said they could not get an earlier date for the preliminary hearing, but the March 14 date would still be acceptable.

According to reports, the defendant forced himself on the victim and raped her. 

Court documents show that the defendant eventually stopped raping the victim, when the victim was picked up by a family member who proceeded to call the police.

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