SHOSHONE, Idaho. (KMVT/KSVT) - Tanner Ward, one of three Dietrich teens accused of forcible penetration of a foreign object, appeared in court today for a status hearing.

Both the state and Ward’s defense say there are no changes or hold-ups at this point that would delay the trial. However, Ward’s defense attorney plans on filing a motion to check the competency of the alleged victim to see if he can be a witness during the trial. The motion could change the start date.

Ward’s pretrial is set for September 6th at 9 a.m. and his trial is set to start September 21st at 9 a.m. At jury selection, if the court determines they can't compose a fully unbiased jury, there will be a change in venue.

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