Court Update: Gage Gresham

The results of a mental evaluation for a Sabetha man who was arrested in May 2018 for child sex crimes has determined that he is competent to stand trial.

Gage Gresham, 20, appeared in court Thursday, Oct. 4, and it was determined he was competent to stand trial for charges that have been brought against him. Last month, Gresham’s attorney requested a mental health evaluation, which delayed his preliminary hearing. Now that the mental health evaluation is complete, Gresham’s case has been sent back to the magistrate judge and is scheduled for preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Gresham was arrested on Saturday, May 26, and charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child. According to the complaint, it is alleged that Gresham engaged in sexual intercourse, sodomy and lewd fondling or touching with a 15-year-old child.

According the Nemaha County Attorney Brad Lippert, a request by Gresham in June 2018 to have his bond reduced was denied. His bond remains set at $200,000.

This case was investigated by the Sabetha Police Department.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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