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Redskins’ Albert Haynesworth indicted on misdemeanor sexual abuse charge

Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was indicted Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse in connection with an alleged assault on a waitress at a downtown hotel in February.

The indictment, handed down by a District of Columbia grand jury, stems from an incident in which the embattled football player allegedly caressed the breasts of a waitress at the W Hotel as she cleared a table.

Haynesworth’s agent has said that his client did nothing wrong.

According to the police report, a waitress at the W Hotel stated that her hands were full as she cleared a table at which Haynesworth was sitting at about 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 13.

The report said Haynesworth, identified as Subject 1, tried to give the waitress his credit card and asked if he could place it in her blouse. The waitress nodded, and Haynesworth placed the card into her blouse and began caressing her breast, the report says.

The incident occurred in a cordoned-off section of the P.O.V. Lounge, which is on the rooftop terrace of the W Hotel, authorities said. If convicted, Haynesworth faces up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. An arraignment is scheduled for May 10.

Haynesworth has also been charged separately with assault in connection with a road rage incident on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston on Feb. 2.

A driver accused Haynesworth of hitting him while he was sitting in his car. The trial, on that charge is scheduled for May 26 in Fairfax County General District Court. He had originally been scheduled to appear in March.

Citing conduct unbecoming to the team, the Redskins suspended Haynesworth without pay for the last four games of the season in December.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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