The former Orpheum Theatre manager in Galesburg wants a judge rather than a jury to hear his pending case. The trial of 26 year old Josh Damewood, which was scheduled to start Monday, has now been rescheduled and Damewood is back in court October 24th. He was charged late last year with having sexual contact with an underage volunteer. Damewood is facing aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge. He turned himself in a few weeks after a sixteen year old boy went to police claiming Damewood performed sex acts on him back in October of last year. Damewood has pleaded NOT GUILTY.
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