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Charge dropped against Gile man, trial date moved


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HURLEY — Although he will have to wait longer to stand trial on his charges, a Gile man had one of the felonies against him dismissed at a hearing Wednesday.

Phillip “Ruby” Laguna, 70, is charged with two counts of first degree child sexual assault-contact with a child under 13 and physical abuse of a child-intentionally causing physical harm.

Judge Kevin Klein, who is hearing the case, granted a defense motion to dismiss one count of felony intimidation of a victim.

“We’ve also filed a motion to dismiss Count 3 of the information … based on a sta...