In a phone interview with Beyond90Seconds.com this morning, District Attorney Donald Gallegos said it’s possible the criminal case against controversial church leader Wayne Bent may not take place this year. Pressed for a prediction, Gallegos said he feels that there is a “50/50” chance the trial will get underway in 2008.
If the Bent trial is pushed to 2009, expect a new judge to be assigned to the case. Learn the reason why in the Beyond90Seconds.com podcast interview with Gallegos.
While Gallegos explained that he could not discuss specifics concerning the State’s case against Wayne Bent (yes, that certainly includes evidence), he did provide several insights into the legal process, especially factors that could affect a trial date.
Gallegos stressed that the State is ready to go to trial and that the alleged victims are ready, too.
On May 20, a grand jury indicted Bent on four counts: two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second degree, unclothed. And two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
TODAY’S *PODCAST (Total run time is 12:39)
*In my introductory remarks in today’s podcast, I reference the British documentary, The End of the World Cult. If you’d like to watch it, you may do so below: