Prosecution Awaiting Protective Order in Sex Abuse Case

A sex abuse case is developing as the prosecution waits to give the defense discovery evidence.

The 51-year-old defendant is charged with two counts of second-degree child sex abuse for for allegedly abusing his goddaughter and her sister.

The prosecution said they have already provided additional discovery evidence to the defense and are prepared to provide more after securing a protective order.

Defense attorney Aubrey Dillon stood in for the defendant’s attorney Rachel Cicurel. Parties are involved in plea negotiations. They asked Judge Neal Kravitz to continue the Dec. 1 hearing. Judge Kravitz scheduled parties to reconvene on Jan. 24.

The defendant is currently on release. A Pretrial Services Agency officer said during the hearing that the defendant has been compliant with his release conditions.