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Jury selection process begins in Truckee child sexual abuse trial

A number of potential jurors in a Truckee child sex trial lined up before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, as they waited to clear security checks on the first floor of Nevada County Superior Court.

About 45 jurors were in the courtroom for the jury selection process in the case of Jeremy William Dedeker, 42.

Dedeker faces two counts of lewd act upon a child and one count each of continuous sexual abuse, sex/sodomy with a child under 10, oral copulation/sexual penetration with a child under 10, forcible lewd act upon a child and sodomy of a person under 14 who is more than 10 years younger than the defendant, records state.

Court documents allege that Dedeker had access to a child between January 2009 and April 2016. Authorities filed charges against him in May 2016.

Dedeker is out on bond, Deputy District Attorney Jesse Wilson said.

According to Wilson, jury selection is expected to last through Friday, March 9. Prosecutors would call their first witness Monday, March 12.

Grass Valley’s The Union staff writer Alan Riquelmy contributed to this report.

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