A south-central Kansas man accused of sexually abusing several children is asking a judge to throw some of the charges out.


      A south-central Kansas man accused of sexually abusing several children is asking a judge to throw some of the charges out.
Jerry Mills, of Arkansas City, had a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Cowley County District Court.
Judge Jim Pringle must decide whether to order Mills to go to trial. Prosecutors offered graphic testimony to demonstrate they have sufficient evidence.
But lawyers for Mills argue some of the charges fall outside the five-year statute of limitations because the allegations date back longer than that.
Mills was charged after several people — some of them now adults — told authorities last year of being abused for years as children.
Tuesday's hearing was closed to the public to prevent a potential jury pool from being tainted.