Judge says elderly man competent to stand trial in Youngstown child rape case

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An elderly Youngstown man accused of raping a child will go to trial

Morris Perry is facing child rape charges in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An elderly Youngstown man accused of raping a child will go to trial.

Mahoning County Judge Maureen Sweeney ruled Tuesday that 77-year-old Morris Perry is competent to stand trial.

Perry was indicted in October 2018 for the rape of a child under 13 years old.

Judge Sweeney accepted the mental evaluation of Perry, showing he is competent.

The judge also denied a request to reduce Perry’s $50,000 bond. The case is set for trial in January.

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