— A July 14 trial date has been set for Gary Badertscher, Gilboa, facing charges that include but are not limited to 54 counts of illegal
use of a minor in nudity oriented material, two counts of disseminating
matter harmful to juveniles, and six counts of pandering sexually
oriented matter involving a minor.sex charges including compulsion to involuntary
servitude, endangering children, disseminating matter harmful to
juveniles, and pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor
and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
a pre-trial on Wednesday afternoon Common Pleas Judge Randall
Basinger gave a July 3 cutoff for any negotiated plea.
hearing was also set for June 26 to hear arguments on a motion to
suppress statements made by Badertscher upon the warrant of his
pled not-guilty to the charges during his arraignment last December.
charges included four counts of endangering children, one count of
compulsion to involuntary servitude, two counts of disseminating
matter harmful to juveniles, six counts of pandering
sexually-oriented material involving a minor, and 33 counts of
illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.
records indicate the compulsion to involuntary servitude incident, a
felony of the first degree, occurred in July 2012.
charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or
performance, a felony of the fifth degree, occurred between April
2012 and June 2012. The juvenile involved was reported to have been
17 at the time of the incident.
charge of endangering children, a felony of the second degree,
involved a 14-year old juvenile. Both juveniles were not children of