LIBERTY, Texas -- The first trials for more than a dozen men accused in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl may happen in March.
Eleven of the men appeared Thursday in state court in Liberty for status updates in a case that has divided and horrified the town of Cleveland. Their cases were reset for Feb. 6, but prosecutor Joe Warren says the first trials could be in March.
The men, along with six juvenile boys, face assault and abuse charges over the alleged 2010 incidents that happened over a period of months in Cleveland, about 45 miles northeast of Houston.
Four of the juveniles and one of the adult men have previously pleaded guilty in the case.