Preliminary hearing for Wirt Co. man facing child sex crime charges postponed
On May 24, Maze waived the right to have a preliminary hearing within 10 days of his arrest last week so that he can seek a public defender.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 7:07 PM EDT
ELIZABETH, W.Va. (WTAP) - The preliminary hearing for a Wirt County facing 43 child sex crime counts has been postponed.
Dennis James Maze of Wirt County was scheduled to appear in court on May 24 for a preliminary hearing. Maze is facing a litany of charges of sex crimes against children, including sexual abuse and sexual assault in the first degree.
On May 24, Maze waived the right to have a preliminary hearing within 10 days of his arrest last week so that he can seek a public defender, according to authorities at the Wirt County Magistrate Court.
A rescheduled date for Maze’s preliminary hearing has not been set.
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