Kenosha County, Wisconsin (9-4-20) – Jacob Blake, the man shot by police in Kenosha last month, that led to weeks of protests and riots in Kenosha and in other cities in the US, was in front of a judge (via Zoom) today. Blake was a part of the meeting while lying in his hospital room during the proceeding.
A $10,000 signature bond was set for a felony charge of third degree sexual assault and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass case filed against Blake in July. Blake was also ordered not to have contact with the victim in the case.
According to a criminal complaint, Blake allegedly entered the house of a woman he knew in the early hours of the morning, sexually assaulted her and then took a debit card and car keys before fleeing in her vehicle.
Blake waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to the three counts. The court found probable cause that Blake committed a felony and bound him over for trial. Blake will be back in court on October 21, with jury selection for his trial set to begin on November 9th.
From the Wisconsin Circuit Court web site –
Special Prosecutor Ian Hackett appeared for the State. Defendant appeared in court in person and w/ Attorney Pat Cafferty. Clerk JT Minutes – All by zoom. Deft waives preliminary hearing. Probable cause found. Bound over to Br . Information filed today/ previously, receipt acknowledged, reading waived. Not Guilty plea(s) entered. $10,0000 Signature Bond Set w/conditions (see bond event). Final pre-trial scheduled for October 21, 2020 at 01:30 pm. Jury selection scheduled for November 9, 2020 at 09:00 am. Cash on deposit $500 – do not return.