A man accused of rape won't stand trail until next month.
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway delayed the start of the trial for alleged rapist David Barnum until Oct. 22.
Barnum was supposed to stand trial next week.
However, Conway is scheduled to attend a judge's conference next week, and court officials were unable to find a visiting judge to fill in, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
Barnum, 38, of 213 Park St., is charged with one count of rape in connection with a June 15 incident. If he's convicted of the first-degree felony, he faces three to 11 years in prison, a $20,000 maximum fine and a lifetime address registration requirement.
The suspected rape happened near the restaurant and lounge in the Holiday Lakes area in Willard, where Barnum was an employee. The Huron County Sheriff's Office arrested Barnum soon afterward and filed a rape complaint June 17.
A prosecutor earlier said "this was a fairly violent rape." However, defense attorney John McMahon has said even though the rape allegation is serious, Barnum planned to claim the incident was consensual if the case went to trial.
Woodruff said Friday he expects the trial to last at a minimum three days. The jury will view the scene of the alleged crime, which will "take some time," Woodruff said.