Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 | 9:41 a.m.
The local man serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old could still stand trial on additional charges stemming from the alleged rapes and beatings of several women.
Steven Newberg, 38, was scheduled to go to trial next week on 22 felony charges, including sexual assault with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon and first-degree kidnapping.
Newberg in April was convicted of 13 felony charges after he videotaped the assault. Police brought the other charges after police found 10 other homemade videotapes of alleged assaults.
During a hearing on Thursday District Judge Lee Gates postponed Newberg's trial until June at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Doug Herndon said the trial would be put off until after the conclusion of a series of appeals filed by the defense.
"But at some point in time this could still go to trial," he said.
Newberg appeared before the judge alongside his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Stacey Roundtree. He did not address the court during the brief hearing.