☛ ER Judge takes Belant’s motion to dismiss under submission
A motion to dismiss the child molestation case against Andrew Belant was taken under submission Wednesday by a Humboldt County Superior Court judge.
Judge Marilyn Miles noted Belant’s “fairly lengthy” motion, at 14 pages, and said she’ll issue a written ruling after reviewing both his and the prosecution’s arguments.
Belant, 25, has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of child molestation, which include forced oral copulation and lewd or lascivious acts. He’s scheduled to stand trial Dec. 1 and has a trial confirmation date set for Nov. 17.
Belant, who is representing himself in lieu of a public defender, filed the motion Oct. 9. (...)