Walworth County trial for 'Jeopardy' champ pushed back

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Staff | October 10, 2014

ELKHORN--A former “Jeopardy!” champion from Illinois facing a felony charge for second-degree sexual assault of a child in Walworth County was back in court again Wednesday, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune

Jerome Slowik, 28, and his attorney, Larry Steen, were in Walworth County Judge David Reddy's courtroom Oct. 8. Slowik, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, had been scheduled for a jury trial next week, but Reddy pushed the trial date back to February, according to the story.

Police said Slowik and a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl were found topless in the back seat of a Hummer parked on a cul-de-sac near Lake Geneva in March.

Slowik pleaded not guilty in May.

Earlier this year Slowik won over $120,000 on a five-day stint on “Jeopardy!”

If convicted, he could face fines of up to $100,000 and 40 years in prison, prosecutors said.

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