Sex Abuse Defendant Unable to Attend Hearing due to Quarantine

A DC Superior Court judge continued a Sept. 13 hearing for a sex abuse case after learning that the defendant could not appear in court because he is in quarantine.

The 34-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree child sex abuse for allegedly abusing a young teenager.

The prosecution has extended a new plea offer to the defense. Judge Marisa Demeo continued the hearing to Sept. 30 to give defense attorney Joseph Wong time to discuss it with his client.

The prosecution also said that, if the defendant is indicted, it will be done in District Court.