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Dishon cases now in April

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No jury panel was needed on Tuesday morning as three cases against Stanley Dishon were continued to a later time.

A joint motion by the defense and the prosecution asked Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to take the three cases involving two alleged victims off the docket for Tuesday.

Dishon, 55, had previously been indicted for sexual abuse, sodomy and incest charges against two victims. The third case involved allegations by one of the two other victims.

Burress agreed to an April 29 trial date for all the cases. A pre-trial hearing was set for April 16.

Already set for an April 29 trial date was the latest in a series of indictments against Dishon.

Dishon is also awaiting a September trial date for the murder and kidnapping of his niece, Jessica Dishon. That incident occurred in September 1999 but charges against Dishon occurred just last October.

On Monday, Dishon was back in circuit court facing a third set of indictments relating to sexual abuse, sodomy and incest. He was indicted last Wednesday by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

In that indictment, Dishon allegedly had sexual contact between 1996 and 1997 with a male under the age of 12.

He was charged with sodomy for having deviate sexual intercourse during the same time period.

And he was charged with incest for committing the same acts with a person he should have known to be a descendant.

The most serious charge is a Class A felony, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

During his arraignment, Dishon entered a not guilty plea.

Bond remains at $250,000 cash for all the cases. He remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center.