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      Defendant requests new judge in sex case

      Kenneth Shumate, 32, of Unionville, Mo.

      A northeast Missouri man facing 20 sex-related felony charges has a new judge assigned to the case.

      Kenneth Shumate, 32, of Unionville, Mo. is facing several sex related charges, including several counts of statutory sodomy, sexual exploitation of a child and more.Nodoway County Circuit Judge Roger Prokes has been assigned to the case after the defense asked for the change.

      Shumate is scheduled to be arraigned on March 26th.There is also a change of venue filed by the defense pending in the case.

      Shumate remains behind bars on a $1 million dollar cash only bond.Related stories:New judge appointed in sex case Man facing sex-related charges waives preliminary hearing Heartland man now faces 20 sex related charges Man facing sex-related charges waives preliminary hearing Pictures on computer land man behind bars