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Murder trial date for Aurora suspect delayed until June

Updated: March 3, 2014 5:20PM



The scheduled March trial for murder suspect Quentin Moore has been pushed to June, according to Kane County Court records.

Moore is charged in connection with the murders of three people in Aurora — the 2001 killings of Larry Postelwaite and Sharon Paulett and the 2005 beating death of Jorge Caro — and was found fit to stand trial by a jury in October. He is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for an unrelated attempted murder conviction.

While Moore’s attorney is expected to file a post-trial motion relating to the fitness ruling by mid-February, his murder trial in the Caro case has been rescheduled for June 16.

Guilty plea in porn case

A 36-year-old Aurora man must register as a sex offender for life after his guilty plea to an aggravated child pornography charge in DuPage County, court documents show.

Michael Detienne was arrested in March 2013 after investigators turned up video files of underage girls involved in sex acts, records state.

Detienne also was sentenced to 90 days of work release from the DuPage County Jail, four years of sex offender probation and multiple restrictions on his computer use. He is subject to random checks of his computer, as well as monitoring of his computer usage which is limited to employment-related needs.

Batavia business theft indictment

Serhonda Burnett was recently indicted on theft and credit card fraud charges tied to her former employer in Batavia.

Prosecutors charged 36-year-old Burnett in September on allegations she took hundreds of thousands of dollars from PMI Energy, where she worked as an administrative assistant involved with payroll, between December 2012 and June 2013, according to published reports. She also misused a company-issued American Express card, the Jan. 22 indictment states.

Prosecutors have made an offer to Burnett, who is scheduled to return to court for arraignment on Feb. 20.

Batavia man denies sex charges

A Batavia man indicted on a total of 22 counts of child pornography and aggravated criminal sex abuse pleaded not guilty Jan. 22, court records show.

Eric Dunkel, 38, was initially arrested in November on charges he fondled a teen girl and performed sex acts on her between March 2012 and September 2013. He also was charged with having images of the teen during some of the acts, according to the indictment.

In total, he faces 11 counts each of possession of child pornography and aggravated sex abuse. Dunkel is scheduled to return to court March 14.



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