Sex Charges Dismissed Against Dothan Businessman
Posted by: Staff
Date: Sep 20 2012 9:52 PM
Charges against a Dothan businessman accused of sexually a 3-year old girl have been dismissed. Benson Picklesimer's trial had been suspended last week after the girl--now four years old---was unable to testify.
Upon being put on the stand, the child was unable to adequately testify and Circuit Judge Mike Conaway ruled her "unavailable for testimony." Defense Attorney Matt Lamere made a motion that other evidence cannot, under law, be admitted if that evidence is hearsay and the victim is unable to testify. Lamere considered the evidence against PIcklesimer hearsay.