FARMINGTON -- A defense attorney is seeking a resolution in the case of an 81-year-old man charged with multiple counts relating to sexually molesting children.
Lionel Milo Nance, of Syracuse, entered the courtroom in a wheelchair for his hearing on Thursday in 2nd District Court before Judge Robert Dale.
Nance is charged with five first-degree felonies -- three counts of rape of a child, one count of sodomy on a child and one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, as well as two second-degree felony counts of sex abuse of a child.
Defense attorney Ryan Bushell said he plans to talk to the victims before the next hearing on Dec. 1 in order to come up with a resolution.
Bushell also told Dale that although his client has medical problems, personnel at the Davis County Jail are able to cope with the issues.
"But if Mr. Nance's health deteriorates, they will let me know," Bushell said.
At that time, Nance's custody status may have to change. He is being held in the Davis County Jail in lieu of a $150,000 bail.
The first-degree felonies carry mandatory prison sentences following a conviction.
The second-degree felonies were filed by the Davis County Attorney's office in July after an investigation by Syracuse police.
According to court documents, the second-degree charges of sex abuse of a child stem from incidents that occurred from 2007 to 2010.
Nance was arrested and booked in Davis County Jail on the first-degree felonies in August.
Those offenses occurred from March 26, 1995 to May 27, 2001.