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Next move in Ottawa child sex case slated for mid-February court date

By The Herald Staff | 1/27/2014

A 26-year-old Ottawa man facing three felony charges in an underage sex case made a brief appearance Monday morning in Franklin County District Court.

At Corey Schlotzhauer’s status conference, Judge Kevin Kimball set a hearing for 3 p.m. Feb. 12 to consider a motion for discovery of evidence in the case, at which time the judge also could set the date for Schlotzhauer’s preliminary hearing.

A 26-year-old Ottawa man facing three felony charges in an underage sex case made a brief appearance Monday morning in Franklin County District Court.

At Corey Schlotzhauer’s status conference, Judge Kevin Kimball set a hearing for 3 p.m. Feb. 12 to consider a motion for discovery of evidence in the case, at which time the judge also could set the date for Schlotzhauer’s preliminary hearing.

Schlotzhauer faces counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child between the ages of 14 and 16, indecent liberties with a child between the ages of 14 and 16 and aggravated burglary related to entering the child’s home with intent to commit a crime, according to court documents. The charges stem from an alleged incident March 12, 2012, in which Franklin County prosecutors assert Schlotzhauer had sexual intercourse and lewdly fondled a girl between the ages of 14 and 16 in Ottawa.

Also during Monday’s status conference, John Boyd, Schlotzhauer’s Ottawa defense attorney, told the court his expert defense witness had reviewed DNA samples collected in the case, but he had not received a report regarding that review.

Schlotzhauer remains free on bond awaiting his next appearance in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.

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