Reiss blames public defender for conviction; says new witness can prove no abuse occurred
SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's Syndrome and sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2014 should get a new trial.
DeKalb County Judge William Brady said during a hearing at the DeKalb County Courthouse that it will take months for him to thoroughly review Jimmy A. Reiss' petition to vacate Reiss' conviction on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
"Obviously, there is a lot of material that must be reviewed in preparing for the ruling," Brady said during the Monday hearing. "And that's going to take an extensive period of time."
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