March 13, 2005

Sex charges dismissed against former Clarksville minister


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. The final child rape charges against a former Clarksville minister have been dropped.

Montgomery County prosecutors decided yesterday to dismiss three remaining charges against the Reverend LaMonte McNeese, but could charge him again in the future.

McNeese was supposed to go to trial March 28th on three charges _ two counts of child rape and one count of statutory rape.

But prosecutors asked Circuit Court Judge Michael Jones to retire the case because they said the alleged victim was too emotionally scarred from a November 2004 trial in Stewart County to testify again against McNeese.

Posted by kshaw at March 13, 2005 09:51 AM