Sex Abuse Defendant Requests New Attorney

A sex abuse defendant requested a new attorney. 

The defendant is charged with first-degree sex abuse while armed for allegedly forcing himself into a woman’s car on the 3200 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE, and sexually assaulting her. The assault allegedly took place on March 20, 2018.

The defendant asked for a new lawyer during the Dec. 1 hearing. His current attorney, John Iweanoge, motioned to withdraw on Nov. 29. 

Iweanoge, the defendant and DC Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz conferred outside of open court.  Afterward, Judge Kravitz scheduled the proceedings to pick back up on Dec. 22.