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BG man ruled competent for trial on charge of rape PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 September 2013 08:41
Steven Chamberlin appears in court Friday with his attorney, Kathleen Hamm. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
A Wood Lane client accused of rape has been found competent to stand trial.
Steven Chamberlin, 26, Bowling Green, was declared competent after a hearing in the court of Wood County Judge Alan Mayberry on Friday.
Chamberlin is charged with rape involving a 9-year-old boy that allegedly occurred between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2004. Chamberlin was 17 at the time of the incidents. He was indicted in December, 2012.
According to court documents, Chamberlin underwent two competency evaluations. Both reports found him to be competent, and they were submitted to the court at Friday's hearing.
"Both reports conclude him to be competent to continue with the proceedings," said his attorney, Kathleen Hamm.
Chamberlin had not been formally arraigned on the charge previously, and so was arraigned after Mayberry declared him competent. He entered a plea of not guilty through Hamm.
A pre-trail hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 8 and 11:30 a.m.

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