Attorney Richard Dudek again appeared in court on behalf of his client, bail bondsman Kenneth Waters, for a short hearing Friday morning.
Dudek and deputy district attorney Trish Kelliher agreed on a readiness and settlement conference hearing on Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m., with a trial date of Dec. 11 at 8:30. The trial is expected to last three days.
Kelliher also asked Judge Daniel B. Proud about a minute order requesting a transcript of the June 13 preliminary hearing. The judge gave the name of the court recorder to Kelliher to facilitate obtaining the transcript.
The preliminary hearing featured the testimony of the 22-year-old victim, “Jane Doe,” who claimed that Waters offered sexual acts in exchange for halving the price of bail, as Doe was in jail on a DUI charge. Det. Rich Strasser of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office also testified at the hearing.
Waters is charged with an illegal bail transaction and soliciting prostitution.