A motion for continuance was filed in Marion County Court on June 15th on behalf of Patrick Edouard and is awaiting a ruling from a District Court Judge on Friday. The defense has depositions they’d like heard in July.
Both parties agree having a pretrial conference before depositions are heard is not in the best interest of the case.
Edouard, the former pastor at Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, was charged back in March with three counts of third degree sexual abuse and four counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor.
His pretrial conference had been scheduled for this Friday at the Marion County Courthouse.