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UPDATE: Gardner Sex Assault Trial Delayed Until January

The trial of Michael Gardner, Falls Church City civic activist and husband of former mayor and current City Council member Robin Gardner, will be delayed at the prosecution’s request as of a court hearing this week, moving the date of his jury trial from Oct. 3 to Jan. 23, 2012.

Gardner is charged with committing two felony acts of aggravated sexual battery and one act of object sexual penetration. The alleged victims are three 9- and 10-year-old girls who attended sleepovers at Gardner’s house in June.

According to court documents, Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for the Loudoun County District Court Nicole Wittmann requested the delay because she was notified by the Department of Forensic Science Northern Virginia Laboratory that they would need more time to finish their testing of evidence related to the case.

 

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