Judge sets motions hearing, trial date for Manhattan restaurant owner accused of sexual abuse

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A trial date is now set for a former Manhattan restaurant owner accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse.

At a status hearing Monday, held via Zoom in the case of Robert Iacobellis, Judge Kendra Lewison scheduled a motions hearing for 9 a.m. April 21, with a seven day jury trial slated to begin June 10 through June 18. It’s anticipated the first two days, which are a Thursday and Friday, will be designated for jury selection, with the trial continuing the following week.

Iacobellis, who was arrested in August 2019, remains jailed on 26 charges, including allegations of rape and aggravated indecent liberties against three minors. He was initially charged by prosecutors with 130 total charges.

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