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      Trial date set for suspect in family rape case

      Burell Mohler Jr.

      LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) -- A January trial date has been set for a Columbia man accused of molesting young family members more than two decades ago.

      Jared Mohler is scheduled for trial Jan. 31, 2011, in Lafayette County Circuit Court. The 49-year-old is charged with three counts of rape, one count of sodomy and three counts of using a child in a sexual performance.

      He and his brother, 54-year-old Burrell Mohler Jr., appeared in court Monday. Jared Mohler is free on bond, while Burrell Mohler Jr. remains in custody.

      Burrell Mohler Jr. will appear in court again July 6 to set a trial date on three counts of rape, three counts of using a child in a sexual performance and one count of deviate sexual assault.

      The men's father, their uncle and two brothers also are facing rape and other charges in the case.

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