Sex Abuse, Burglary Defendant to Recieve Competency Screening from DC Jail

A DC Superior Court judge ordered a preliminary screening to determine if a sex abuse and burglary defendant is competent to stand trial. 

The 42-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree burglary and attempted second-degree sex abuse. He is accused of breaking into a woman’s home in Northwest, DC. The woman alleges that, on May 21, she woke up to him standing next to her bed with his genitals exposed.

During the June 10 hearing, Judge Jonathan Pittman granted defense attorney Ferguson Evans’ request for a 24-hour screening to determine his client’s competency, scheduling it to take place later this month at the DC Jail, where the defendant is currently being held.

Judge Pittman scheduled a mental observation hearing for July 15.

Will Lawrence wrote this article.