Exposure case set for trial

KINGMAN ­ The case of a convicted sex offender arrested by Kingman Police officers in April on two new counts of indecent exposure has been set for trial at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Marcus Dean Payne, 42, of Golden Valley already was on probation for a similar offense from 2003 at the time of his arrest last spring.

Defense attorney Eric Beiningen of the Mohave County Legal Defender's Office was assigned to handle Payne's case at Monday afternoon's omnibus hearing. He requested disclosures from the county attorney's office.

Superior Court Judge Steven F. Conn set a jury trial management hearing for 1:30 on Sept. 12 and a probation violation hearing for 2 p.m. on Oct. 7. The judge said the probation violation issue could be handled during the jury trial. If that turns out to be the situation, the violation hearing could be changed.

There was no mention of a plea agreement, as was suggested at Payne's last hearing.

KPD arrested Payne in late April for allegedly exposing his genitals to two 14-year-old girls inside a store in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Road. The girls told their parents, who called the KPD.

The description the girls provided matched that of Payne, a registered sex offender living in Golden Valley.

Payne is being held in Mohave County Jail without bond.

Appearing today in Mohave County Superior Court:

Jury selection began at 9:30 a.m. today for Thomas Michael Oldring's jury trial.

Oldring, 60, of Golden Valley is charged with sexual conduct with a minor, a Class 2 felony; dangerous crime against a child; and fleeing police. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Dec. 20, 2004.

Judge Steven F. Conn said earlier the trial will require 12 jurors.

The attorneys arguing the case said they expect the trial to last two or three days.