A trial for a Middletown man indicted by a Butler County grand jury for three counts of rape has been set for next year in Butler County Common Pleas Court.
Judge Greg Stephens said there was a scheduling conflict next week, so the trial was continued until Jan. 6, 2020. The judge also said both parties agreed there would be “no resolution” short of a trial.
William L. Powell, 69, of the 1300 block of Oxford State Road, was arrested in September 2018 and later indicted by a Butler County grand jury for three counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.
The alleged victim reported sexual abuse beginning at age 10 and continuing until she was 18.
Powell is free after posting a $405,000 bond last year. He’s represented by Michael Brush.
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