Kabirul Islam Molla, a man facing two cases of sexual abuse of a minor in the Superior Court, pleaded guilty to the charges last week. He will be sentenced on Nov. 20, 2013, at 9am.
Molla’s first change of plea hearing was held on Oct. 4, 2013. In that hearing, Associate Judge David A. Wiseman rejected the global plea agreement that was submitted to court.
Wiseman’s rejection was based on the fact that the plea deal was for two cases, one of which had three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and the other case has one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the 3rd degree.
The plea deal proposed a sentence of two and a half years in prison, a term that according to Wiseman was not adequate.
Wiseman said the proposed sentence was not consistent with the court’s policy of sending the proverbial message to the community that sexual abuse of a child is not a part of this society’s tradition, nor should it be and that sexual violations of children will be severely punished pursuant to law when the facts of a case warrant it.
Molla was not ready then to move forward with the hearing after the rejection of the plea deal. The change of plea hearing was reset to last Wednesday, Oct. 9, and at the hearing, he maintained his guilty plea.
Wiseman’s order did not mention the proposed sentence under the new deal.
Wiseman granted assistant attorney general Chemere McField’s motion to dismiss the 2013 case that charged the defendant with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.
Wiseman warned Molla that if he fails to appear at the Nov. 20 sentencing, a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest. Assistant public defenders Benjamin Petersburg and Michael Sato represented the defendant.