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Judge sets Maurice Watson Jr.’s bond at $750,000, preliminary hearing set for March 27

Watson made his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.

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The sexual assault case involving Maurice Watson Jr. took its first step in court on Monday.

A judge declared that Watson, who is charged with first-degree sexual assault, would be levied a bond of $750,000. To be bailed out of jail before the trial is set to begin, Watson would need 10 percent ($75,000) of that $750K bond. This news was reported by Brian Mastre of WOWT in Omaha:

As Camila Orti of KETV in Omaha tweeted, a preliminary hearing for the case will be taking place on March 27. GPS monitoring is also being considered, per Josh Spreiter.

On Sunday night, an Omaha World-Herald report entailed that Watson is currently not enrolled at Creighton University and is banned from campus.