Steven Hoeck, former president of the Boyle/Mercer County Task Force on Child Abuse, made a scheduled appearance Tuesday in Boyle Circuit Court for a status hearing.
The procedure in front of Circuit Judge Darren Peckler lasted just under five minutes, and the only action taken was to set another status hearing for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2. He remains free on a $10,000 bond.
Hoeck was indicted by a Boyle County grand jury June 19 on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree criminal abuse, all of a male under 12 years old.
One of the alleged sexual abuses and the alleged criminal abuse charge occurred between May 15, 1997, and May 6, 1998. The second count of sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred between July 1, 2000, and April 15, 2001.