TYLER — The federal trial for an Ore City man accused of sexually exploiting at least 10 children has been pushed back to September.
Jeremy OKieth Kyle, 38, who is known by the aliases of “Corey Webster” and “Rick,” was scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Tyler Division on Monday for a pretrial hearing and for his trial June 17.
An order granting an unopposed motion for continuance said Kyle and his defense attorney requested the action because Kyle’s defense counsel has not had time to “engage in the review, analysis, preparation, assimilation, negotiation and establishment of an effective attorney-client relationship contemplated by the requirements of effective assistance of counsel under the Fifth and Sixth amendments to the U.S. Constitution.”
Kyle’s pretrial hearing was rescheduled to Sept. 9, and his trial is scheduled for Sept. 16, according to the order for continuance.
A 24-page, 21-count indictment in the case shows Kyle stands accused of persuading, inducing, enticing and coercing at least 10 minor victims to engage in prostitution.
The indictment goes on to accuse Kyle of engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of him and at least four of the victims.
Kyle also faces three counts of traveling out of state to engage in illicit sexual conduct at least three times with at least two of the victims, according to the indictment.
Kyle was arrested by federal authorities March 8. He is being held without bond in the Smith County Jail, according to jail records.