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Court Call: A roundup of some of this week’s Sauk Valley court cases

Published: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 1:48 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 2:06 a.m. CST

Thursday

SEX ABUSE CASE: Richard D. Nelson, 71, of Harmon; charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Police say Nelson sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in 2010. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference, during which the judge and attorneys will discuss matters concerning the case and set a trial schedule.

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MURDER CASE: Nicholas T. Sheley, 33, of Sterling; charged with eight counts of first-degree murder and one count each of residential burglary and home invasion in the 2008 death of Russell Reed, 93, of rural Sterling.

On the docket: Trial continues.

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