Sexual Assualt Trial Delayed Until Spring

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- It will be early spring before a court decides if a 17-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child will stand trial as an adult.

Perkins will undergo a mental evaluation before the court decides whether or not to try him as an adult.

Al'Ryon Perkins faces counts of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14.

Authorities say the incident happened last month during a home invasion in southeast topeka.