Report: Alberto El Patron's Trial Postponed
The trial was scheduled to begin yesterday
Alberto El Patron (José Alberto Rodríguez Chucuan) was set to stand trial yesterday after being indicted by a grand jury in October on four counts of sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
The former WWE Superstar won't stand trial yet, however, as Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported the trial was postponed yesterday morning to May 3, 2021. The decision to push back the trial was reportedly a last-minute ruling and El Patron was in court yesterday.
Why the trial was pushed back has yet to be confirmed, but Johnson noted that postponements have been common because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
El Patron was arrested in May 2020 on charges of sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. The police report noted the accuser told authorities Chucuan kidnapped, sexually assaulted and assaulted her over a 16-hour period. The woman was also allegedly forced to wear a dress and dance for El Patron. When she refused, he told her "not to cry because if she did, he would take her son and drop him in the middle of the road somewhere."
Back in November, the accuser issued an apology to Chucuan's family, but nothing changed with the trial before the postponement. If found guilty of aggravated kidnapping of the first degree, Chucuan could face up to 99 years in prison.