Student rape trial postponed

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Last week, the March 23-25 jury trial of a former Truman State student charged with rape was rescheduled for Oct. 11-15.

Former Truman student Haoyu Tian is facing charges of felony rape or attempted rape, felonious restraint, and tampering with a victim or a witness in a felony prosecution. Tian was arrested April 24, 2015, and was held on a $150,000 cash-only bail bond before being released on his own recognizance April 30 after surrendering his passport.

Tian was arraigned before Adair County Judge Russell Steele May 4. July 6, the court scheduled Tian to appear before a jury March 23-25. March 14, the jury trial was rescheduled for Oct. 11-15.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]