JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Attorneys for John Langworthy, a former school teacher and church music director accused of molesting young boys several years ago in Mississippi and Texas, have asked for charges to be dismissed.
Hinds County, Mississippi Judge Bill Gowan will hear the motion on Dec. 18. Langworthy’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 28.
Jeff Rimes, Langworthy’s attorney, tells The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss. that the statute of limitations that would allow Hinds County to file the charges expired on Dec. 31, 1986. Langworthy was arrested in 2011.
Rimes said the statute of limitations potentially affecting Langworthy expired nearly three years before an amendment in 1989 extended it “for a period of seven years.”
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