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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 state has filed a reaction right after a defendant in a sexual assault situation asked the court docket to permit him to vacation internationally following thirty day period.

Dr. Adam Maass, 51, an endocrinologist from Cave Springs, was arrested in both of those Washington and Benton counties following multiple clients arrived ahead and levied sexual assault allegations in opposition to him. His Washington County jury demo is set to start out on Might 15.

On February 1, he filed a motion in Washington County circuit court docket in search of to modify the conditions of his pretrial release. Maass’ submitting mentioned that the defendant’s adult daughter and her partner are shifting to Munich, Germany in March and Maass questioned for authorization to travel there for one particular 7 days at that time, from March 9-16.

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

It observed that the defendant is charged with 5 counts of sexual assault throughout two counties, that surrendering his passport was a ailment of his pretrial launch and that he is dealing with from 25 to 100 several years in prison.

“Defendant’s daughter and son-in-law are both of those grown ups,” the filing extra. “Defendant has unsuccessful to point out a compelling reason why he should accompany them as they move to Munich, Germany. He only dreams to go.”

It extra that the defendant’s assertion that “there is not a great deal big difference going to Germany than there is likely to Denver, New York, Miami or Los Angeles” is “objectively false.” The final bullet point tackled another concern voiced by the prosecution.

“Given Defendant’s publicity, the variety of victims spanning many years, no powerful need for going to Germany, and the actual relocation of his family to Germany, the Condition has worries about whether Defendant has any intention of returning to the United States if permitted to go.”

State’s response to defendant’s movement to permit travel, 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.

Maass also submitted a almost similar motion in Benton County circuit court docket, building the exact same request. There has been no ruling or reaction to that motion nevertheless.