Youth sex crimes trial delayed …


Youth sex crimes trial delayed for former Clinton High educator John Langworthy

Attorneys say the trial for John Langworthy, a former Clinton High School teacher and church music director accused of molesting young boys several years ago in Mississippi and Texas, looks like it will be continued.

Officials in the District Attorney’s office as well as Langworthy’s attorney Jeff Rimes said that his trial, set to begin today in Hinds County Circuit Court. It was set to start at 9 a.m. and then was listed on the docket at 1 p.m.

Both Rimes and the DA’s office confirmed that the 1 p.m. listing is neither a trial nor a motion hearing. Rimes said he expects that the trial will be continued.

Langworthy was arrested in September 2011. He was indicted on eight counts of sexually molesting five boys ages 10-13 between 1980 and 1984, authorities said. Two of those counts are in Clinton, and six are in Jackson.

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