LOGAN — The four-day jury trial for Jeena Nilson is expected to go forward in May, after attorneys failed to reach a resolution in the case. The 60-year-old Providence woman who previously was sent to prison for sexually abusing a child, is accused of failing to update her sex offender registry.
Nilson appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon for a final pretrial conference. She was arrested in June and charged with four counts of failing to register as a sex-offender, a third-degree felony. She has pleaded not guilty.
Defense attorney Camille Neider told the court she was working out a few logistical matters and should be ready for trial, May 9-12.
In November 2002, Nilson was sentenced to one-to-15 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.
Prosecutors allege that after Nilson was released, she didn’t disclose her social media accounts in her sex offender registry. She also didn’t report a vehicle, and her employment or volunteer work at Altius Gymnastics Academy.
Rozann Moake, owner of the gymnastics school, has said her mother worked at the school but said the charges against her are false and spurred by people’s gossip.
During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Kevin Allen told attorneys for both sides to have their lists of witnesses and exhibits submitted no later than 30-days before the trial begins.
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