Case of Man Charged With Unauthorized Videotaping Reset for Possible Plea

/ Vandalia Radio

The case of a Vandalia man charged with unauthorized videotaping of at least two women in a restroom was reset for a status hearing or possible plea. 46-year old Charles Sharp appeared in Fayette County Court on Tuesday as it was expected that a petition to revoke the bond for Sharp as well as a motion to dismiss filed by the defense would be argued. Instead, it was announced that the defense and the State‚Äôs Attorney wished to enter into a 402 conference with the judge in which the judge would hear the information for the case and the two sides would present what they would be seeking in a possible plea deal. Sharp consented to the conference and the matter is now with Judge Don Sheafor as he will take the information under advisement, review some case law and make a decision on whether the plea items presented by each side would be either too much, too little or right for the charges. Sharp is charged with three counts of unauthorized videotaping, each of which is a Class 4 Felony, as he is alleged to have without consent “made a video record” of two different victims “in a restroom” between May 1, 2013 and February 26, 2016. Sharp will make his next appearance on March 3 at 11am for a status hearing and possible plea agreement.

 

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