Special judge assigned to handle charges against Stanley Dishon

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has been appointed to handle a pair of sex-related cases against Stanley Dishon.

After both circuit judges - Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour - disqualified themselves from sitting on the case, Charles Simms III was assigned to hear the cases.

Simms is already hearing the murder case against Dishon. He is charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, Jessica, in 1999.

The recent cases deal with sex allegations several years ago.

Those cases were set to be tried later this month. The murder case is still set for September.

Dishon is currently housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center.