A Manhattan restaurant owner facing 26 charges of sexual abuse against three minors will wait a bit longer to move forward with a trial.

During a hearing Monday via Zoom, Judge Kendra Lewison continued the case against Robert Iacobellis to 11 a.m. Sept. 1.

The change was made to give time for a hearing on a motion to quash a subpoena was filed by the Kansas Department for Children and Families put forward by Iacobellis’ attorney Lora Ingels. She was interested in protective orders, which she argued the defense is legally allowed to obtain, with the court ultimately allowed to decide what is permissible at trial.

Following that hearing, it’s anticipated the case will get set for trial some time later this year. Iacobellis stands accused of the 26 charges which include rape, sodomy and multiple counts of aggravated indecent liberties with three female victims.

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