Sandusky pastor found guilty of child rape gets new trial

Sandusky pastor found guilty of child rape gets new trial
(Source: Ohio Deparmtment of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

ERIE COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - A Sandusky pastor who has spent the past two years in prison after being found guilty of Gross Sexual Imposition will get a new trial.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that there were enough questions in Richard Mick's original trial in Erie County to warrant a re-trial.

He was found guilty in 2016 of child rape, earning a life sentence.

The appeals court says Mick was denied effective assistance of trial counsel.

No dates on this new trial have yet been set.

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