Trial set for Amish man facing sex charges

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A Curryville man accused of sex crimes with five underage girls in two states will go to trial Dec. 15.

Twenty-six-year-old Chester A. Mast is charged in Missouri with two counts of felony statutory rape, two counts of felony statutory sodomy and one count of felony sexual misconduct involving a child.

In Wisconsin, he is accused of the felony charges of repeated sexual assault of the same child and incest.

The Missouri cases are being tried first. Mast pleaded not guilty at arraignment Monday.

The victim who lives in Wisconsin was the oldest of the five, but investigators said all were juveniles when the abuse allegedly took place.

Three of the victims were Amish and one had a family relationship with Mast that was closer than a second cousin, authorities have said. Mast also is Amish.

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