A March 11 trial date has been set for an East Moline woman and her Moline boyfriend, who each face two felony counts in the alleged predatory criminal sexual assault of a 6-year-old.
The date was determined during a hearing Thursday in Rock Island County Circuit Court for Shawn T. Block, 31, of 514 26th Ave., Moline; andRandi L. Hayes-Manske, 31, of 310 29th Ave., East Moline. Ms. Hayes-Manske also was charged with an additional count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The pair remained in the Rock Island County Jail Thursday evening -- Mr. Block on a $750,000 bond and Ms. Hayes-Manske on $250,000. They are scheduled for a Feb. 22 pre-trial conference.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.