Defense Requests More Time to Review Evidence in Child Sex Abuse, Kidnapping Case

A defense attorney requested a 60-day continuance to review evidence in a case with a 15-count indictment.

The 60-year-old defendant is charged with 14 counts of child sex abuse and one count of kidnapping for allegedly sexually assaulting his 11-year-old niece. According to court documents, in January 2021, an unknown individual alerted a school counselor that the victim disclosed the alleged abuse to them. The defendant was arrested shortly after and went on to be indicted in November.

During the most recent hearing for this case on Feb. 14, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits asked for the continuance so he could review the evidence he has and come back to court with a possible resolution for the case.   

Parties are set to reconvene on April 21.