November 08, 2005

Jury Selected for Two Separate Child Molestation Cases


By Tony Perkins
24-Hour News 8

Attorneys chose people to serve in two disturbing jury trials in Indianapolis. The potential jurors found each case had something sadly unusual in common.

Ramon Taylor faces six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The alleged victim is a 15-year-old boy.

Prosecutors say Taylor was a choir director at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. Attorneys asked potential jurors if they thought hearing the details of a child molestation case would bother them.

The judge excused Jim Ellars from serving on the Taylor jury. "I think the only issue in the case that really would be a bother to me was the issue of the age of the people involved, he said.

Posted by kshaw at November 8, 2005 06:09 AM