The jury trial of a Pleasant Grove man charged with sodomy, oral copulation, and rape of a drugged or unconscious victim has been set for March 2021.

Michael Edward Jennings, 19, was arrested in November 2019 in connection to a reported rape of a minor victim. Jennings posted $100,000 bail a day after being arrested and was released. 

At a preliminary hearing on June 26, Sutter County Superior Court Judge David Ashby ruled that there was enough evidence to hold Jennings for trial on all charges.

At a hearing Tuesday, a jury trial was scheduled for March 16, 2021. 

A pretrial conference will be Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. and a trial readiness conference will be March 12, 2021, at 9 a.m. Jennings remains out of custody.

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