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TRIAL MOVED: Venue Change For Former State Trooper

Posted on: 4:04 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 04:06pm, February 13, 2013

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The trial of a former state trooper accused of burglarizing a home has been moved to another county.

Mikel Yauk is accused of entering a woman’s house in West Union with the intent to commit sexual abuse in October of 2011.

He is charged with first-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Yauk’s attorney argued that the publicity of the case would make it hard for him to receive a fair trial in Fayette County.

A judge agreed and moved the trial to Black Hawk County.