Michael Gardner Trial Delayed Until January 2012

By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF

September 19, 2011

The trial of Michael Gardner has been delayed until January 23, 2012, according to a report by Channel 7 News.   The continuance was granted this morning in Arlington Circuit Court.

Gardner was scheduled to face a jury trial beginning on October 3 for felony sexual abuse charges involving three young girls.  Last month the Court granted a prosecution motion to try the charges together, rather than separately.

Gardner is accused of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration.  The events allegedly occured on the night of June 18, when two of the girls attended a slumber party at the Gardner family home, and on the night of June 16, when the third girl slept over at the house.

Gardner was arrested by Falls Church City police on June 22 and released the following day on $50,000 bond.  He was indicted by the Grand Jury on July 18.

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September 19, 2011 

Comments

4 Responses to “Michael Gardner Trial Delayed Until January 2012”

  1. frank z on September 20th, 2011 5:33 pm

    Plea deal in the works?

  2. Mel Watson on September 20th, 2011 7:54 pm

    Let’s hope so….if he is guilty…get this behind the victims, their families, etc. and don’t prolong this any longer than necessary.

    Did anyone ever hear where Ms. Gardner was at the time of the alledged incidents?

  3. FCC Resident on September 20th, 2011 8:43 pm

    A Plea deal for what he did to those young [email protected]!?? Let’s hope not. You can’t hope something like this is going to go away. Gardner is a child molester and should be prosecuted.

  4. Chico E on September 20th, 2011 9:17 pm

    Mr FCC Resident-
    What if he pleads guilty and is sentenced? Does that mitigate your need to see him prosecuted?
    CE

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