LEXINGTON — Four men accused of molesting young relatives two decades ago in western Missouri have pleaded not guilty.
Defendants Burrell E. Mohler Sr. and his sons Burrell Mohler Jr., Roland Mohler and David Mohler waived their preliminary hearings Monday in Lafayette County court. All four men pleaded not guilty to several felony counts, including rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.
Burrell E. Mohler Sr. also requested a venue change and a new judge.
Another son, Jared Mohler, faces similar charges and was scheduled for a bond-reduction hearing Monday. That hearing was continued until April 5.
Darrel Mohler, a brother of Burrell E. Mohler Sr., has a change of venue hearing scheduled Tuesday.
The Mohlers are charged with raping and molesting young relatives over roughly a decade beginning in the mid-1980s.