Thursday, February 28, 2008
Kyle Short (37) is demanding restitution and a formal apology from police after serving two months in jail only to see the dismissal of a felony sexual assault charge brought against him. Short says, "There was no evidence to support the child's allegations. I was humiliated in court and my reputation was in jeopardy ... The detective had nothing on me when I was arrested. He dropped all the charges because there was no evidence." Short admits that he was convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a person younger than 13 in 1996, but says he is working to obtain a pardon from the governor for that conviction. The Atttorney General's Office (which handles all pardon requests) says, however, that Short had not requested a pardon. The office receives between 15 and 25 pardon requests each year and the last pardon granted was Dec. 22, 2003, by then-Gov. Craig Benson. See story here.
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