Bill Rausch appeared in DC Superior Court this morning, remotely, for a hearing in his felony sex abuse case. Before Judge Brandt appeared, Rausch’s attorney spoke with the prosecutor in the courtroom to see what was being offered for a plea deal.
There is no plea deal currently on the table, according to the prosecutor. And the victim, she said, wants accountability after waiting 11 years for justice in this case.
Bill’s attorney wanted to know if the state would consider a simple assault misdemeanor and diversion for Rausch as a possible deal. The prosecutor raised the possibility of a misdemeanor sex assault charge.
When Judge Brandt appeared, a date was set for an interim status hearing for July 19. And a trial date was set for May 9, 2023 – which would be four years since Rausch’s indictment and 12 years since the alleged attempted rape.