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Man receives May trial date

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Devin Trinajstick
A jury trial has been scheduled for a Brazil man who was arrested earlier this month on three counts of alleged child molestation.

According to court documents, a pretrial conference in the matter has been scheduled for March 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., with a jury trial scheduled for 1:30 p.m., May 6, for Devin Trinajstick, 19, Brazil.

On Jan. 18, Trinajstick appeared in front of Clay County Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers via video and entered a plea of not guilty on one count of Attempted Child Molesting (a class C felony) and three counts of Child Molesting (a class B felony).

Judge Akers appointed public defender Matthew Effner as Trinajstick's attorney.

During the Jan. 18, appearance, bond was set at $25,000, with no 10 percent allowed.

In addition, Judge Akers ruled Trinajstick was to have no contact with the victims.

The investigation began Jan. 11, stemming from the mother of three children under the age of 13 approaching Brazil Police Department authorities stating the victims had said Trinajstick had allegedly touched them inappropriately.

Det. Johnnie Bohnert then contacted special forensic interview investigators from Bloomington, Ind., to help with the case in order to get "pertinent information" from the victims, according to BPD Chief Clint McQueen.

The interviewing process began Jan. 11, with additional help from Child Protective Services.

According to investigators, through the interviewing process, the victims provided detailed statements concerning the case.

After the statements were taken, Bohnert secured a warrant for Trinajstick's arrest.

Trinajstick voluntarily turned himself into the Clay County Justice Center Monday, Jan. 14.

As of Sunday, Trinajstick was still incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center.

Officials have told The Brazil Times the investigation remains ongoing and further charges could surface at a later date.



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