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Richard Byrd waives right to a speedy trial

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62-year-old Richard Byrd signed a time waiver, waiving his right to a speedy trial. 62-year-old Richard Byrd signed a time waiver, waiving his right to a speedy trial.
Byrd is being held at the Allen County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Byrd is being held at the Allen County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

A man accused of multiple instances of rape had his first pre-trial this morning.

62-year-old Richard Byrd signed a time waiver, waiving his right to a speedy trial. Byrd, from Columbus Grove, pleaded not guilty to 13 charges: 10 counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition. Judge Jeffrey Reed said charges one through four pertain to a child younger than 10 years old. Charges six through 12 pertain to a child younger than 13 years old.

Byrd is being held at the Allen County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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