• Trial continued for Nashville man

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News

    The trial of an 18-year-old Nashville man scheduled for today in Washington County Court has been tentatively rescheduled for March 25, after the defendant’s request for expert testimony was granted a motion hearing.

    Ross D. Follis Jr., is charged with a Class X felony for alleged predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13, as well as a Class 2 felony for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13.

    The trial will be presided over by Judge Daniel J. Emge, who also scheduled a  Thursday motion hearing on the expert witness request. The defendant has remained in the custody of the Washington County Jail since his December 20-13 arrest, with bail set at $50,000.

    If convicted of the Class X felony, Follis could be sentenced to 30-years in prison. The Class 2 felony holds a maximum sentence of up to 7-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.