A former Taylorville youth minister accused of grooming was in court via zoom on Friday and plead not guilty to charges of grooming. Zachary Crowley along with his counsel, Daniel Fultz waived their preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, and plead not guilty. He also requested a trial by jury.
Pretrial is set for April 29th at 10 AM. The State is still awaiting a forensic evaluation of some electronic devices the state confiscated for evidence.
In other news from court on Friday in Christian County, Robert T. Tobin of Taylorville is accused of 3 counts of child pornography. He was also in court via Zoom in custody. A negotiated plea in that case was sent to the public defender, Tiffany Senger, but the State is waiting on whether or not the Federal Government will be pressing charges before the plea can be accepted. His pretrial was continued for March 26th.