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Maurice Washington preliminary examination setting date delayed until October 17

Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 03, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KMTV) — Nebraska running back Maurice Washington's case was back in Santa Clara County court Tuesday morning.

The huskers sophomore is facing charges related to child pornography and revenge porn. Washington's case has been pushed back again, with a preliminary examination setting date set for October 17.

The Huskers leading returning rusher sat out the first half of NU's season opener against South Alabama. He played in the second half and Head Coach Scott Frost said following the game, Washington is going to play going forward.

"We won't consider any additional discipline until the matter is completely adjudicated," Frost said.

At court on Tuesday the lawyers were trying to pinpoint a date to look over evidence and they didn't so they'll now meet on a new date in October to do this. The preliminary examination setting date will determine what day they should examine the evidence. On a separate date afterwards, they will examine the evidence and then a judge can decide whether they should move forward with the case.

Washington is facing charges related to a video he sent to woman of her engaging in sexual activities as a minor. He did not film or participate in the video. He has pleaded not guilty.

This will be the fourth preliminary examination setting date for Washington. He's already had his arraignment and identification of counsel.

3 News Now spoke on the phone with Santa Clara County courthouse spokesmen Benjamin Rada. He said delays like these aren't uncommon in cases.