• “Jesse Ruhl May Be Freed On Technicality,” April 19, 2012
The details are a bit confusing at first glance, but essentially:
In April, Ruhl’s lawyer filed a demurrer (a challenge) to a child-molestation charge on the basis that the statute of limitations had expired (by one lousy week).
The prosecution, which had goofed by originally citing only one date (November 25, 2010) on which alleged sexual contact between Ruhl and the girl took place (there was more than one alleged incident), filed an amended complaint citing multiple dates, the last being February 18, 2011 (resetting the date the statute-of-limitations clock started ticking).
According to the Chico Enterprise Record, Judge William Lamb “ruled the prosecution had committed a procedural error in its original complaint by identifying a single date, but prosecutors should be given an opportunity to correct it,” and denied the demurrer filed by Ruhl’s lawyer, Philip Heithecker.
Ruhl’s pretrial hearing is still set for August 29, 2012.
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