Sex Abuse Defendant Remains Released As Trial Approaches 

During an Oct. 28 hearing, DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo opened the court to pretrial services following the compliance of the 38- year-old sex abuse defendant.

The defendant is charged with two counts of first-degree child sex abuse and two counts of second-degree child abuse. According to court documents, on the evening of Oct. 8, on the 100 block of V Street, NE, the victim who was 13 years old at the time of the assault told members of the Metropolitan Police Department that the defendant engaged in a sexual act with her, according to court documents.

Defense attorney Madalyn Harvey indicated the given facts of what she knows about the case. She said she will not be conducting any testing at all and will discuss her findings in the testing with the defendant.

 The prosecutor was on track with the defense regarding her decision not to conduct independent testing in this sexual assault case.  

According to pretrial services, the defendant is in good compliance with his current conditions. They want the stay-away order to remain in place along with his regular check-ins. The defendant is also required to continue his mental health courses. 

According to court documents, the assault took place in the apartment of the victim’s mother. The victim was on the couch when the defendant then began to kiss her on her neck and her mouth before inserting his penis into her vagina. Upon questioning the defendant then admitted to engaging in the sexual act with the minor without using a condom. 

The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9.

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