New England man to go to trial
A New England man accused in a molestation case was scheduled to enter a plea agreement Tuesday, but instead will likely go to trial, officials said during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse.
Russell Lee Pearson is accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy in October, according to court records and Jim Gion, Hettinger County state's attorney. The incidents allegedly occurred at Pearson's home in New England, according to records.
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