Byars might ask for trial venue change

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. - The attorney for a former church youth director accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a member of his youth group might ask for a change of venue.

Robert Byars of Marshall County, Kentucky was arrested in July after a complaint about a possible inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

His trial is set to start on November 13, but Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says the defense will likely want the case heard in another county.

Byars previously pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, rape, and sodomy.

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