July 31, 2016 · 0 Comments
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) –
Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the Illinois State Police Crime Lab has provided the DNA testing results from samples taken from the underwear provided following allegations of predatory sexual abuse of a minor.
Fred Cox, 61, was found guilty on December 16, 2015 of felony predatory criminal sexual assault / victim under 13 years of age, and has been in the Edgar County Jail awaiting sentencing since that time. Sentencing was originally scheduled for February 2016 but had to be postponed due to bad winter weather closing the courthouse.
Since then, the DNA testing results have been returned, there was a hearing scheduled for July 26, 2016, for a Motion for Leave to file Motion for New Trial. The hearing on that motion was postponed until August 24, at 2:15 p.m. where an evidentiary hearing will be heard. Fred Cox is still in custody.
DNA sample was taken from Fred Cox, who was the neighbor and was convicted by a jury – and Robert Burton, who is the boyfriend of the child’s mother and has not been charged with anything.
The DNA results are below, and they consisted of:
We are not experts in reading DNA test results and offer no opinions on them other than to say they are below and you can read them for yourselves.
Further and more detailed background information is reported in Disclosure News Online (here subscription required) or is available in their print edition available in Paris at the Circle K gas station (by Burger King) or at the Country Junction gas station in Kansas, IL.
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