Ex-Pastor Accused of Molesting Has Dementia
Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds tells the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale (http://bit.ly/1gKMxo8 ) Bill Vandergraph has been deemed unable to assist in his own defense. A December hearing could decide whether the Alto Pass man should be committed to the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Questions about Vandergraph's mental fitness have been an ongoing debate since after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a 4-year-old child in 2010. He has pleaded not guilty.
Edmonds says Vandergraph must register as a sex offender and submit a DNA sample.
Vandergraph once guided fundraising efforts to restore the Bald Knob Cross of Peace.
See other LocalNews news:Illinois Governor Working with Police on Marijuana Bill
ACLU Praises New Illinois Limits on Cellphone Surveillance
Illinois Town Hopes Its Levee Can Be Inspected, Deemed Safe
Boy Scouts Faring Well a Year After Easing Ban on Gay Adults
Mt. Vernon Man Killed at Home in Gary, Indiana