Attorneys estimate the case against an accused sex offender could last two to three days if it goes to trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Mansfield resident William R. Moore, 43, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with incidents on Feb. 6 and March 22. He also faces one charge of tampering with evidence stemming from a Feb. 6 offense.
According to the indictment, the victim was 14 at the time.
Moore’s trial date is July 8.
“I just got discovery on (June) 2 or thereabouts,” Huron County Public Defender David Longo said at Monday’s hearing.
Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said he and Longo haven’t started any plea negotiations, but Woodruff said the state is open to accepting a plea.
Moore is out of jail, having posted a $20,000 bond. He is prohibited from having any contact or association with any non-family member under the age of 18. Moore also can’t have any contact with the victim or be on a Daniels Road, Willard, premises.
If he’s convicted of the unlawful sexual conduct charges, Moore would be required to register his address for the next 25 years as a Tier II sex offender.