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State opposes international travel request before NWA doctor’s sexual assault trial

State opposes international travel request before NWA doctor’s sexual assault trial

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The point out has submitted a reaction right after a defendant in a sexual assault case requested the courtroom to let him to travel internationally up coming month.

Dr. Adam Maass, 51, an endocrinologist from Cave Springs, was arrested in both equally Washington and Benton counties after many individuals arrived forward and levied sexual assault allegations versus him. His Washington County jury trial is established to get started on May well 15.

On February 1, he submitted a movement in Washington County circuit court looking for to modify the conditions of his pretrial launch. Maass’ filing mentioned that the defendant’s grownup daughter and her partner are relocating to Munich, Germany in March and Maass requested for permission to journey there for 1 7 days at that time, from March 9-16.

On February 21, the condition filed a response in opposition to that movement. That document contained 10 bullet factors supporting the prosecution’s ask for to deny Maass’ motion.

It observed that the defendant is charged with 5 counts of sexual assault across two counties, that surrendering his passport was a problem of his pretrial release and that he is dealing with from 25 to 100 decades in jail.

“Defendant’s daughter and son-in-regulation are the two grownups,” the filing additional. “Defendant has failed to point out a compelling reason why he need to accompany them as they go to Munich, Germany. He basically wants to go.”

It additional that the defendant’s assertion that “there is not a lot variation heading to Germany than there is likely to Denver, New York, Miami or Los Angeles” is “objectively untrue.” The ultimate bullet point resolved a different concern voiced by the prosecution.

“Given Defendant’s publicity, the range of victims spanning a long time, no powerful need for visiting Germany, and the true relocation of his family to Germany, the Point out has concerns about no matter whether Defendant has any intention of returning to the United States if permitted to go.”

State’s response to defendant’s movement to permit vacation, Point out of Arkansas vs. Adam Maass, Feb. 21

The response was signed and submitted by deputy prosecuting legal professional Courtney Cassidy in Washington County circuit court.

Maass also filed a almost similar movement in Benton County circuit court docket, creating the similar ask for. There has been no ruling or reaction to that motion but.