Coles Co., IL. (ECWd) –
A Hearing was held this morning in State of Illinois v. Brady Allen, in which the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case.
Leave was granted for the AG to file amended information.
Several Search Warrants were impounded by the Court.
A video interview with one of the alleged victims, which Defendant’s attorney said was originally published online, but later removed, was also impounded by the Court. There is a witness video interview in THIS article, which is still online, but we are not certain it is the same video in question in the court this morning.
A “no contact” order was entered by the Judge for Brady Allen forbidding any direct contact with any of the alleged victims.
Brady Allen was directed to appear at the Coles County Sheriff’s office for a booking photo (mugshot).
The Judge directed the photo be impounded from the public (we are contemplating filing a Motion to Intervene to unseal the photo) because Defendant’s Attorney did not want the photo distributed to the public who would then publish the photo. The appearance of such an order is that of preferential treatment of a former Coles County Assistant State’s Attorney.
There was also some discussion on the federal lawsuit and its impact, or not, any discovery or contact.
Video of Brady Allen leaving Coles County Courthouse this morning after the hearing:
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