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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 condition has submitted a reaction right after a defendant in a sexual assault circumstance asked the courtroom to enable him to travel internationally future month.

Dr. Adam Maass, 51, an endocrinologist from Cave Springs, was arrested in both Washington and Benton counties right after multiple clients came forward and levied sexual assault allegations towards him. His Washington County jury trial is established to get started on Could 15.

On February 1, he filed a motion in Washington County circuit courtroom trying to get to modify the terms of his pretrial release. Maass’ submitting reported that the defendant’s grownup daughter and her husband are transferring to Munich, Germany in March and Maass asked for permission to journey there for a person 7 days at that time, from March 9-16.

On February 21, the point out submitted a response in opposition to that motion. That doc contained 10 bullet factors supporting the prosecution’s request to deny Maass’ movement.

It famous that the defendant is charged with five counts of sexual assault across two counties, that surrendering his passport was a situation of his pretrial launch and that he is experiencing from 25 to 100 decades in jail.

“Defendant’s daughter and son-in-law are each older people,” the submitting included. “Defendant has unsuccessful to point out a compelling purpose why he must accompany them as they shift to Munich, Germany. He simply just wishes to go.”

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

“Given Defendant’s publicity, the number of victims spanning a long time, no compelling require for visiting Germany, and the true relocation of his family to Germany, the Condition has fears 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 enable vacation, Condition of Arkansas vs. Adam Maass, Feb. 21

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

Maass also filed a practically similar motion in Benton County circuit court docket, producing the exact same ask for. There has been no ruling or reaction to that movement yet.