Gary Badertscher, Gilboa, has waived his right to a speedy trial.
Gary Badertscher, Gilboa, has waived his right to a speedy trial.
GILBOA - Gary Badertscher waived his right to a speedy trial during Thursday's pre-trial. His attorney, Chris Zografides, indicated he needed more time to review the charges and details regarding Badertscher's case.
Gary Badertscher, Gilboa, pled not guilty last month to 46 sex charges, including compulsion to involuntary servitude, endangering children, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
The 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.
Court records indicate the compulsion to involuntary servitude incident, a felony of the first degree, occurred in July 2012.
The 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.
The charge of endangering children, a felony of the second degree, involved a 14-year-old juvenile. Both juveniles were not children of Badertscher.
Another pretrial has been set for Feb. 28.