CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing has been canceled for the 24-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child.
A court notice was posted Thursday morning, a few hours ahead of what had been scheduled as the final pretrial hearing for Brian Michael Rini of Medina, Ohio.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, Winter Storm Watch For Parts Of Indiana
U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett on May 20 granted a sealed motion filed by Rini’s attorney. Barrett had earlier set a June 24 trial date, but that appears likely to be postponed.
Rini has pleaded not guilty to two counts of lying to federal agents and one of aggravated identity theft.READ MORE: Bradley Police Officer Tyler Bailey Shot In The Line Of Duty Moved From ICU To Standard Care According To Statement From Family
He’s been held without bond since April, when federal authorities confirmed his identity.
Authorities say Rini claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, an Aurora, Illinois, boy who disappeared in 2011 at age 6.MORE NEWS: Cook County Reopens Third Vaccination Site In A Week In Effort To Get More Residents Vaccinated
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