Suspect’s case gets continued |

Suspect’s case gets continued

A hearing on a defense motion to limit evidence in the case of Rudolph Steele, accused of sodomizing a 4-year-old boy, was continue until Wednesday.

“The defense is trying to suppress certain items that were seized by police from his house during the execution of a search warrant shortly after his arrest,” said Deputy District Attorney Peter O’Hara.

Steele was arrested after the boy allegedly told his mother “my secret and Rudy’s secret” after he went home at 12:30 a.m. after spending time with Steele.

It is not known what the defense wants to suppress but a computer was seized by authorities when they went to Steele’s residence armed with a search warrant.

Steele, in his early 40s, has AIDS. A nurse at Barton Memorial Hospital suspected Steele had unprotected sexual intercourse with the boy over a several month period during an August preliminary hearing. Testing revealed the boy did not contract the virus.

Steele faces more than 23 years in state prison and chemical castration if found guilty of the felony charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of the 4-year-old boy.

The trial was pushed back until March.

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