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February 26, 2014 - 2:22pm

DA granted motion to drop remaining charges against convicted child molester

posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Alabama.
Earl Sprague

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.

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drop charges??? hang his ass!!!

RICHARD L. HALE
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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!!!!"

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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.

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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.

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