Additional Charge Filed in Gardner Case

By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF

October 20, 2011

The Arlington Grand Jury has indicted Michael Gardner on a third count of aggravated sexual battery.  The indictment was filed Monday and was the subject of a hearing today in Circuit Court.

Gardner was indicted in July on one count of object penetration and two counts of aggravated sexual battery involving three girls in two separate incidents at his home in June.  The latest charge does not involve a fourth girl.

Trial on all counts is scheduled to begin on January 23, 2012 and is expected to last four days.

The trial originally had been scheduled to begin October 3 but was delayed to allow for the completion of DNA testing.  Gardner’s attorney has disputed a recent WUSA-TV report on the test results.

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October 20, 2011 

Comments

5 Responses to “Additional Charge Filed in Gardner Case”

  1. Mel Watson on October 20th, 2011 8:11 pm

    As his first attorney stated…..this all has to be a big “misunderstanding.”

  2. COL Mustard on October 21st, 2011 8:33 am

    I didn’t see this information on the “other” FC news site. Wonder why?

  3. Courtenay M Harbor Springs, MI on October 21st, 2011 11:29 am

    The reason you don’t see any coverage on the other FC news site is that Gardner is not a conservative Republican, quite the opposite. Therefore his gross misbehavior is quite forgivable.

  4. mel watson on October 21st, 2011 2:22 pm

    I do have respect for the due process of law and our judicial system. But’s let assume he is guilty…..the charges are starting to mount up….this guy needs to go for a plea deal…..they are tightening the screws. But if he doesn’t the prosecution may cut off any discussion of that option….and say we are going to trial. I agree if found guilty and sent to prison….it is not going to be pretty….there are those inside who are following this and will know who he is and what he has been convicted of.

    I have asked this before. Does anyone know where Ms. Gardner was that evening?

  5. Dabby Mac on October 24th, 2011 7:42 am

    Mel — isn’t it Mrs. not Ms. Gardner, since she took his last name?

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