The case of a Beecher City man charged with grooming was reset due to ongoing case in Effingham County. 21-year old Tony L. Kruger appeared in Fayette County Court and was set of a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday morning but that date was continued as Krueger is in custody in Effingham County where he is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a victim more than 5 years younger than himself. Motion to reduce bond in Effingham County was denied in July and Krueger has not yet posted bond. Krueger is set for two pre-trial hearings there with the first coming this morning at 10am and another pre-trial set for September 21 at 1pm. Jury trial for Krueger in Effingham County is set for October 2 at 8:30am. Due to his more serious charge in Effingham County, the Fayette County States Attorney’s Office will issue a writ for Krueger to be brought to court in Fayette County. Krueger is charged in Fayette County with one count of grooming as information states that Krueger is alleged to have “knowingly used a device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to solicit the victim, a child, or another person believed by the person to be a child, to commit the offense of Criminal Sexual Abuse” or to “otherwise engage in any unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child in that the defendant sent text messages to a phone belonging to the victim asking if the victim wants to have sex.” The grooming charge is a Class 4 felony which is punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison.