Trial set for sex offender
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Matthew LaForge will stand trial on Jan. 29 in state District Court in Hill County on a felony charge of failure to register as a sexual offender.
District Judge John Warner set the trial date during a hearing Monday.
Warner told Deputy County Attorney Daniel Boucher that the state will need to prove LaForge was previously convicted of an offense that would qualify him to be registered.
Warner added that the state also will need to show that LaForge was living in Hill County, and that he didn't register.
"This isn't rocket science, this one," Warner said.
Boucher said the state planned to c...