Wilson hearings postponed again

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Allan Wilson (COURTESY PHOTO / City of Green River)

Green River councilman Allan Wilson’s preliminary court hearing has been postponed in both Lincoln and Sweetwater counties for the second time.

Wilson has been charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor in Lincoln County and second degree sexual abuse of a minor in Sweetwater County.

If Wilson is found guilty of both counts, he could face up to 70 years in prison.

Wilson is serving as an officer on the Commissary Ranch Property Owners Association Board.

His preliminary hearing in Lincoln County was originally scheduled for Feb. 27, and was then postponed until March 9, and has now been postponed again until Friday, March 30.

When a defendant accused of a felony appears at a preliminary hearing in circuit court, the judge determines if there is enough evidence for the case to move forward to district court.

The original Sweetwater County preliminary hearing on Jan. 23, in Rock Springs circuit court, was granted a continuance at the request of the defense attorney, according to a circuit court employee. Wilson’s preliminary hearing in Sweetwater County has now been postponed again until March 22.