A Lima man had his first pre-trial Wednesday for sex-related charges.

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40-year-old Tony Gipson appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court, this morning and signed a speedy trial waiver. Gipson and his attorney, Greg Donohue, will have more than the 90-day limit to prepare for a jury trial now, should it get that far. Gipson has been charged with four counts of rape, felonies of the first degree. He has been scheduled for two more pre-trials on Feb. 28, 2019, and March 13, 2019, before a jury trial scheduled for April 1, 2019.

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