Friday, July 28, 2000

Two stick to stories of molestations

The Associated Press

        DAYTON, Ohio — A 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman say they were forced into sex acts 16 years ago by two adults who were imprisoned for more than 11 years before their convictions were thrown out.

        The man and woman, who testified Wednesday in Montgomery County Pleas Court, did not testify in 1996 when a judge threw out the child-molestation convictions of Robert Dale Aldridge and Mary Jenny Wilcox.

        Mr. Aldridge and Ms. Wilcox are asking visiting Licking County Judge Gregory Frost to declare that they were wrongfully imprisoned. That would allow them to seek damages from the state.

        Sixteen years ago, children at the Huber Heights apartment complex where Mr. Aldridge and Ms. Wilcox lived accused the couple of molesting them. The two served 111/2 years of a life sentence. Their convictions were thrown out after three of their six accusers recanted.


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- Two stick to stories of molestations
Who should be cast away?