In a preliminary hearing today, Marco Perez Alamilla pleaded not guilty to charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a victim under the age of 13. Alamilla is currently in the custody of the Effingham County Sheriff’s office with a bond set at $50,000. A court appointed interpreter was present translate for Alamilla. He is represented by Effingham County Public Defender Scott Schmidt.
Schmidt informed the court that Alamilla had waved the reading of his charges and that he requested a Trial by Jury. The next pretrial is set for June 16th at 1 PM with the Jury Trial to be held on August 1st beginning at 8:30 AM. Alamilla was reminded that if he were to post bail, he would be legally obligated to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. Family members of the victim were present during the hearing.
Alamilla was arrested earlier this month, though the incident occurred 2014.