Sex Abuse Case Heads to Grand Jury Following Plea Deal Rejection

A sex abuse defendant rejected a plea offer on Dec. 6.

The 34-year-old defendant is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. 

The prosecution offered the defendant the option to plead down to one count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse. But with the offer rejected, the prosecutor is now slated to work on securing an indictment. 

D.C. Witness previously reported that the victim and defendant originally 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 defendant is currently released into the High Intensity Supervision Program. DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee allowed him to travel to Pennsylvania for the holidays. He also allowed the defendant not to be penalized for curfew violations related to work travel.