Jury acquits Terry Haley

March 6, 2013 • Local News

After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury acquitted Terry Haley on the charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and enticement of a child. The accusation stemmed from an incident that took place on Feb. 12, 2010, where Haley allegedly brought a 12-year-old girl into his home and sexually assaulted her.

The victim’s grandmother spoke about the night when Haley took her granddaughter to the movies around 6:30 p.m. She reported that she started calling Haley around 9:30 p.m., but heard nothing until midnight. She confirmed the much-disputed date of the calls, Feb. 12, through her cell phone records. The grandmother also described the child’s subdued demeanor when she returned home that Friday night.

Defense called the victim’s father down from Santa Fe to take the stand to testify about allegations of sexual misconduct made against him during his divorce. He told the court that he believed the allegations were made not by the daughter, but by the girl’s mother.

Haley testified in his own defense, stating that he Login to read more

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