Austin Sigg Jessica Ridgeway case update: Two new charges filed against Sigg

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - The teen accused of kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was charged with two new counts in court Wednesday.

Austin Sigg already faced 17 charges in the case.  The charges added Wednesday are for Sexual Assault and Crime of Violence.

In court Wedneday, the judge ordered Sigg's preliminary hearing be closed to the media and the public.  That means we may have to wait many more weeks for more specifics about the evidence in the case. That hearing is now set for Feb. 22.

The judge did not decide on a change of venue request. Prosecutors pointed out that media exposure has been 'massive and pervasive.'

Sigg appeared attentive and even smiled briefly with his attorney in his first court appearance since being sent to adult jail.

Wednesday we also learned that lab samples were sent to Quantico for analysis by the F.B.I.

Sigg turned himself into police Oct. 23, more than two weeks after Jessica was last seen in Westminster.  Her remains were found five days later in an Arvada open space park.

Sigg faces more than a dozen charges in Jefferson County in the disappearance of the Westminster 5th grader.

Sigg also faces charges for allegedly attempting to murder, kidnap and sexually assault a 22-year-old jogger at Ketner Lake over Memorial Day weekend.

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