Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho has ordered assistant attorney general Chemere McField to appear in court today, Monday, and explain why she should not be held in contempt or sanctioned for asking to postpone the jury trial of a businessman facing charges of sexual abuse of a minor.
In an order on Friday, Camacho noted that McField has a history of appearing at pre-trial conference and representing that the prosecution is ready for trial, only to come back later to request that the trial should be continued or that the prosecution is not ready.
On Friday, McField filed a motion to continue the jury trial of businessman Ho Jin Yoon.
On July 31, 2013, a pre-trial conference was held and it was determined that the jury trial in Yoon’s case will proceed on Sept. 9, 2013.
Camacho said the court and court staffs have initiated the jury summons process.
Further, the judge said, he expedited the review and issuance of an order granting Yoon’s motion to use Skype so that Yoon could engage the use of an off-island expert.
Camacho said other trials and hearings set on Sept. 9 and the week after Sept. 9 were moved to clear the court’s calendar.
Police arrested Yoon in March 2013 for allegedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.