Hastert Pilmer

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert and Judge Robert Pilmer. (Hastert photo provided; Pilmer photo for WSPYNews.com by James Wyman)

Judge Robert Pilmer on Tuesday issued an order to move the $1.8 million lawsuit against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert from April to July.

Hastert is being sued by James Doe, who was a wrestler on Hastert's Yorkville H.S. wrestling team in the 1970's.

Hastert taught social studies and coached wrestling at Yorkville High between 1965 and 1981 before he went into politics.

Hastert paid Doe $1.7 million in hush money between 2010 and 2014.  He sexually assaulted Doe when Doe was an incoming high school freshman, and the two were at a summer wrestling camp.

In his order, Judge Pilmer wrote that "it is unlikely that the court would be able to obtain a sufficient number of prospective jurors for the case," which was scheduled to begin on April 20.

Jury selection for the Doe vs. Hastert trial was supposed to begin on April 14; however the Kendall County Courthouse is not going to resume a full schedule until April 17.

The courthouse is on a reduced schedule because of the COVID-19 Pancdemic.

Judge Pilmer has now ordered that final jury setting will occur on Wednesday, July 8, with the trial commencing on July 13.

Attorneys will be in court on June 11 for preliminary trial matters.

The Doe vs. Hastert lawsuit will cross the four-year mark on April 25.