A Westervelt man charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse is set to appear in Shelby County Court today.
37 year old, Christopher J Chiovari appeared in court on September 1st, after he informed the court in July that he intended to post bond and hire an attorney. Chiovari posted bond on July 31st but had yet to hire an attorney by the time of his appearance on August 4th. The court then granted Chiovari additional time to hire an attorney and reset his appearance for Friday, September 1st. Chiovari appeared on September 1st with Attorney Ringel and the State’s Attorney. During this appearance, Chiovari waived his speedy preliminary hearing, and a preliminary hearing was set for today at 11.
Chiovari was arrested on July 20th by Shelby County Sheriff’s Department deputies. He is charged with two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a victim under 13 years of age, a Class 2 Felony.
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(Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Jail)