A Vandalia man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault will not face a jury of his peers after waiving jury trial on Friday. 28-year old Matthew Crawford made an appearance in Fayette County Court for a pre-trial hearing. During the hearing, the defendant and counsel David Grigsby were informed by Judge Don Sheafor that their previously argued motion to suppress an interview Crawford had done with special agents had been denied and that interview would be allowed to be entered as evidence. The defense then informed the court that they would like the scheduled jury trial date of September 25 vacated as they would like to waive jury trial and instead go to a bench trial in the matter. The date for that bench trial will be set at a later time but another pre-trial hearing has been set for October 12 at 11am. Crawford is charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13, all of which are Class X felonies and punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison.