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Quincy standoff suspect going to trial on child sex charge


The Quincy man involved in a near 21-hour standoff with police in February will now go to trial on a child sex charge, according to court documents.

Donald R. Pruett appeared in court Thursday afternoon, where Judge Robert Adrian set a trial date for September 9. Pruett has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse under the age of 13, a class 2 felony, and a misdemeanor battery charge.

A motion filed to amend Pruett's bond restrictions was also denied by Adrian. Attorney Barney Bier asking for an amendment allowing Pruett to move back in to his home at 1718 Center Granview. The request was denied because his home is within 1,000 feet of the alleged victim's home.

The next court appearance for Pruett is scheduled for July 24.

Pruett locked himself in a bedroom for several hours February 18 when police investigators when to his house to ask questions about alleged sexual abuse.

(Read "Man in Quincy standoff surrenders to police.")

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