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Man bound for trial on charges of child sexual assault
DARLINGTON - A former South Wayne man was bound over for trial in Lafayette County Circuit Court Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a child. Derek James Malone, 29, Gratiot, appeared in court with his attorney, Philip J. Brehm, on a Class B felony count of first-degree child sexual assault and a Class I felony count of exposing a child's genitals. Lafayette County District Attorney Jenna Gill called witness Matt Edge, a detective for the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, to explain the circumstances surrounding Malone's charges.