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September 23, 2020
A resolution could be coming soon in the case of a man accused of sexually abusing a juvenile female on a church bus on Easter Sunday last year.
Attorney Sands Chewning represents Tyler Frances and told Judge John Atkins Wednesday morning that he’s working on speaking to some witnesses after discussions with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office and he’s hopeful to resolve the case by a court date next month.
Judge Atkins scheduled another pre-trial conference for October 14.
Investigation by Hopkinsville police led to the first-degree sexual abuse charge after the alleged victim said Frances ripped off her underwear and inappropriately touched her while both were riding the church bus. Frances was not an employee or affiliated with the church and has pled not guilty in the case.
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