Trial date set for Wilton man accused of putting obscene statue in front yard

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A court hearing wrapped up Tuesday for the Wilton man accused of putting a 7-foot penis statue in his front yard.

Jamie Gagne previously pleaded not guilty to publicly displaying offensive sexual material.

He says he put the carving up as a sign of protest, after a dispute with the town over plans for his workshop, which the town said wasn’t up to code.

The judge set a tentative trial date of October 1.

The two parties say they hope to reach a resolution before that time.