Trial postponed 12th time
Trial for a man charged with 12 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of battery, scheduled to begin Tuesday, was postponed for a 12th time.
Jerry Thouvenell was charged in February 2017. The first 10 times his trial was delayed by his first lawyer, David Leon, and the 11th delay was to give his second lawyer, Kevin Loeffler, time to prepare. Thouvenell fired Leon after finding out Leon was being investigated for alleged ethics violations. Kansas Supreme Court later suspended Leon’s license.
On Feb. 28, Loeffler asked judge Mark Braun to postpone trial again. He said his only support staff member was hospitalized and expected to be out of the office for three to four weeks.
Braun rescheduled the trial for June 7 to 17.