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Gaston teen moves through court system


At a pretrial conference Monday for Dusty Brown of Gaston, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Jim Fun scheduled Brown to appear in court for a trial at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. Brown, 19, has pleaded “not guilty” to five counts of rape 3, one count of sodomy 3, one count of sex abuse 2, one count of online sexual corruption of a child 3 and five counts of online sexual corruption of a child 2. On May 17, Brown will be assigned a judge for his trial. Fun also noted that the prosecution and defense attorneys are discussing the possibility of resolving the case through a plea arrangement instead of a trial.

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