Ex-Commissioner Scott Dean's trial delayed again

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The child molestation case against a former Columbia County Commission member was delayed Tuesday for the sixth time.

Scott Dean faces two charges of molesting an adopted daughter. She is one of five children that Dean and his wife adopted from Guatemala in 2008.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in February.

The case had been scheduled on Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard Jr.’s trial calendars March 28, May 9, June 13, July 11, and Aug. 22. It was continued (postponed) each time.

Dean is accused of exposing himself and inappropriately touching the girl, according to the indictment.

After his indictment, Dean resigned from his post as a District 4 commissioner.

The case is expected to be on the judge’s next Columbia County trial calendar, which hasn’t yet been scheduled.

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punkin14
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punkin14 09/06/11 - 11:36 am
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Same article as the August
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Same article as the August announcement, just the date has changed. Could the writer at least inform us as to which side is asking for these extensions.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/06/11 - 11:57 am
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no surprise to me. Next month

no surprise to me. Next month the same will be posted again.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/06/11 - 12:25 pm
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Criminal defense can be an

Criminal defense can be an expensive proposition for the family of an accused.

SCyankee
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SCyankee 09/06/11 - 12:50 pm
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the AC just can't wait for
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the AC just can't wait for this trial to be over with. they convicted him long ago.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 09/06/11 - 01:16 pm
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i wonder if it was just some
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i wonder if it was just some regular "joe" off the streets, would they keep postponing it????? is someone hoping that the girl will change her mind about testifying????? something smells funny here....IMHO

SCyankee
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SCyankee 09/06/11 - 01:21 pm
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trials are delayed for a
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trials are delayed for a multitude of reasons. everyone has already convicted this guy, but if the tables were turned you would want to fight the charge as well. give me a break!

realitycheck09
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realitycheck09 09/06/11 - 01:30 pm
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tanbaby - they would. This

tanbaby - they would. This is standard. It takes a year or more before most serious felony cases get resolved.

dougk
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dougk 09/06/11 - 05:47 pm
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realitycheck is right about
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realitycheck is right about the delays......and would place my bet on a "surprise" ending for which there will be no trial.

trimmy
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trimmy 09/06/11 - 07:41 pm
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Sometimes they wait on the
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Sometimes they wait on the right judge or the right people to be lined up in such a fashion that their case will have the most benefits. The lawyers will get this thing extended until they are satisfied of this. It's all a game to them. This is how the judicial system rolls. In my opinion, if the man was not guilty, he would not go through all the stalling and would go on with the trial. Maybe he's trying to let the blond streaks grow out of his wavy hair. Weird dude, he is. (in my opinion).

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