No Decision in Child Sex Abuse Cases

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Two McKean County men convicted of sexually assaulting children were in McKean County Court today for post conviction relief action hearings because evidence presented in their cases came from a forensic nurse who is under investigation.

A jury had previously found Johnnie Lee Gale of Mount Jewett guilty of 12 counts of rape, and related charges, in two child rape cases.

Michael Fanning of Bradford was accused of raping a child in Lewis Run.

Authorities allege that nurse Rhonda Henderson’s medical findings were incorrect and, in some cases she identified injuries that did not exist or overstated evidence of injury.

McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn says Senior Judge William White did not render a decision in either case today. The records are to remain open until additional documents are submitted. Briefs are due in 30 days. White will render a decision after that.


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