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April Trial Date Start Set for Man Accused of Sexual Assault, Attacking Police

April Trial Date Start Set for Man Accused of Sexual Assault, Attacking Police

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A man accused of sexually abusing a woman and then attacking police appeared in court Monday morning.

Antonio Florence is charged with 10 felony counts including criminal sexual assualt, home invasion, and aggravated battery in a February 2014 call to the 1800-block of Gregory Court.

Police shot Florence during the struggle—an Illinois State Police investigation later cleared officers.  The jury trial is expected to begin April 28th.

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