Area Man Accused Of Assaulting Grandchildren

COLUMBUS (AP) - A Columbus man accused of sexually abusing three of his grandchildren is scheduled to stand for two trials this fall. The 51-year-old is set to stand trial on Sept. 26 and Oct. 4 in Platte County District Court. The man faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault of a child. He was arrested on Jan. 19 for the alleged molestation of a boy and two girls, now aged 14, 7 and 8 respectively. The children have been placed in foster care.