A Southern Illinois pastor charged with having a sexual relationship with a minor will go back to court in July! 74-year-old Billy Vandergraph of Alto Pass was arrested in July 2010 by the Illinois State Police. He is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Police contend he committed two sexual acts with a 4-year-old girl between January and May 2010. Vandergraph underwent a 5 month-long treatment plan and the judge ruled in April 2011, he is fit to stand trial. Judge Mark Boie set a new status hearing for July 10th. Vandergraph’s jury trial has been pushed back several times due to questions about his mental competency.
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