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Conviction in appeals process

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jason R. Richardson
A rural Clay City man is appealing his conviction.

According to documents on file at the Clay County Courthouse, a 12-person jury found Jason R. Richardson, 31, guilty on one count of class C felony child molesting May 20, in Clay Superior Court.

On June 15, Richardson was sentenced to five years incarceration at the Indiana Department of Correction. Per the terms of the sentence, Richardson is eligible for good time credit, and he must register with the Sex Offender Registry and provide a DNA sample. He was also credited for 60 days previously served.

The appeal of the jury's decision was filed by Richardson's defense attorney, Mary E. Spears, June 28.

The charges stemmed following a three-month investigation into two incidents of inappropriate "fondling or touching to satisfy the sexual desires of a child" with an unidentified juvenile younger than 14.

Although information is withheld about the juvenile victim to protect their identity, court records confirm the investigation began in late July 2009 into the incidents, which allegedly occurred sometime between Feb.1-May 31, 2009.

Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger told The Brazil Times Thursday the case now goes before the Indiana Court of Appeals for consideration into the matter.

Reberger added no briefs for the appeal have been filed, and no date has been set for the appeal to be heard at this time.

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Five years? What a shame.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Jul 29, 2011, at 11:21 AM

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