DA granted motion to drop remaining charges against convicted child molester
There will not be a second trial for convicted child molester Earl Sprague, who has already been sentenced following his first trial to 21 years in prison.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman made a motion this morning, which was granted by County Court Judge Robert Noonan, to dismiss the remaining charges against Sprague.
The 42-year-old Sprague was facing a possible trial on eight felony counts, including two counts of burglary, 1st, sexual abuse, 1st, criminal sexual act, 1st, aggravated sexual abuse, 1st, two counts predatory sexual assault, a Class II-A felony, and one count of assault, 1st.
Friedman said he could not discuss the reason for the motion to drop the charges.
"We made a determination we couldn't really proceed with the remaining charges," Friedman said. "That's all I can really say."
The former Alabama resident was convicted by a jury on 28 counts of sexual abuse.
drop charges??? hang his ass!!!
Now he can go to prison...get a free education...then the next time he screws up,
( there is about a 40% chance he will), he can defend himself !!!
"WHAT A COUNTRY!!!!"
Convicted on 28 counts of sexual abuse and receives less than 1 year for each count. Should have been given the max on each count to run consecutively so he never breathes the air of freedom.
He is relatively young, in 21 years he would still be able to do damage again when released. Providing he even serves that long, which he probably won't. What a slap in the face to the victims of his crimes. Such a shame.... The only bright spot is that other prisoners usually don't take too kindly to these types of predators.