Judge to hear motion to dismiss sex abuse charges

Beaumont Enterprise

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge will hear a motion Dec. 18 to dismiss the case against John Langworthy, a former school teacher and church music director accused of molesting young boys several years ago in Mississippi and Texas.

Langworthy’s attorney tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/U9elpf) the motion contends the statute of limitations that would allow Hinds County to file the charges expired on Dec. 31, 1986. Langworthy was arrested in 2011.

If the judge denies the motion to dismiss, the trial will start Jan. 28.

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