A trial date has been set for Troy L. Sands, 34, of Gore, who is charged with multiple rape and lewd molestation charges. The trial is set to begin Oct. 26 in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw.
Sands was charged June 12, 2014, with 11 rape and six lewd molestation charges involving two sisters. He allegedly raped and molested the girls when they were six and seven years old between the years of 2008 and 2010. The allegations came to light when the girls' mother reported them to Muldrow police in March 2014.
Sands pleaded not guilty to the charges on June 18, 2014.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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