October 31, 2005

Sex Abuse Case Against Priest Dismissed


Reported by: Lynn Giroud
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Photographed by: Ron Fischer
First posted: 10/31/2005 11:40:03 AM
Last updated: 10/31/2005 6:06:34 PM

A Hamilton County judge has dismissed the case against a Tri-state priest charged with raping a young boy.

Ray Larger was the pastor at St. James Elementary in White Oak back in the 1990's.

A former student, Dale Ramminger, came forward over the summer and accused the priest of repeatedly raping him.

On the stand Monday, he detailed graphic sexual abuse that he said occurred when he was 12 and 13 years old.

But before the defense could present its side, the judge threw out the case, saying there were too many inconsistencies to continue the trial.

Posted by kshaw at October 31, 2005 05:27 PM