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Child rape trial postponed to obtain expert

The trial for a Mount Vernon man accused of first-degree rape, indecent exposure, and sexual contact with a child, has been delayed indefinitely. Tyler Dobras, 28, appeared in court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Judge Chris ...

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The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)
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The trial for a Mount Vernon man accused of first-degree rape, indecent exposure, and sexual contact with a child, has been delayed indefinitely.

Tyler Dobras, 28, appeared in court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Judge Chris Giles granted a request from defense attorney E. Steeves Smith to delay the original February trial date so Smith and his team can obtain an expert to testify during trial.

Officers arrested Dobras on June 19, 2017, after a 7-year-old boy Dobras was caring for reported that Dobras performed a sexual act with him in exchange for a video game.

He is also accused of sexually assaulting two other children, ages 8 and 5, in a separate case.

Dobras will remain in custody until trial.

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