HARRODSBURG - The charge against Harrodsburg High School girls' basketball coach Bryan Tolliver has been reduced and sent back to a lower court.
The Mercer County Grand Jury reduced the charge of first-degree sexual abuse to third-degree sexual abuse and remanded it to Mercer District Court to be tried there.
Earlier this month in a hearing in Mercer District Court, the charge of first-degree sexual abuse was referred to the grand jury by district Judge Jeff Dotson. The indictments handed up by the grand jury are usually for felonies and felony cases usually are handled in Mercer Circuit Court.
Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are handled by district court, and while first-degree sexual abuse is a felony, third-degree sexual abuse is a misdemeanor.