Wolfe asks to withdraw guilty plea

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) – Former youth basketball coach Barry Wolfe has asked to withdraw his guilty plea, according to online court records.

On August 17, the Coles County Circuit Clerk’s office received a letter from Wolfe in which he indicates that he “would like to officially withdraw (his) guilty plea,” according to court records posted Monday.  “The court will construe the defendant’s letter as a motion to withdraw his guilty plea,” according to the record.

Wolfe had pleaded guilty to several felony sexual abuse charges and had been sentenced to 60 years in prison on August 10.

A status hearing on the motion is set for August 29.

WAND will provide additional details when they are available.

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