Sex Abuse Defendant Pleads Guilty to Assault

During a March 3 hearing, DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo accepted a guilty plea in from a sex abuse defendant.

Brandon Brown, 33, was initially charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances while armed, aggravated assault knowingly while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping while armed.

During the Friday hearing, he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and one count of obstructing justice.

According to court documents, the victim was granted a temporary protective order against Brown on April 11, 2022 after the defendant strangled her.

On April 19, 2022, the victim was sitting in parking lot when the defendant entered her vehicle and brandished a pocketknife demanding she drove to the defendant’s residence, court documents state.

Once at the residence, he demanded the victim unlock her cellphone and he began looking through it. He saw something he didn’t like and began to choke and punch the victim in the ribs and in the head.

Additionally, he insisted that the victim engage in oral sex with him before stopping to check the victim’s cellphone and repeating the cycle of abuse.

When the Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived at the location, the officers saw the defendant with his underwear and pants pulled down, standing over the victim who was crouched in the corner crying wearing only her bra and underwear.

Judge Demeo accepted the plea offer.

The parties are scheduled to return for a sentencing hearing on May 12.

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