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|Author: ||Martin - x|
|Subject: ||Don't Blame Rogers ...|
Might not Nellom's wasted talent be somehow related to the fact that he's a sick, twisted and *dangerous paedophile*?
NELLOMS' 4 LIFE TERMS REIMPOSED
Rob Modic DAYTON DAILY NEWS
24 June 2000
Dayton Daily News
No chance of parole for at least 40 years
DAYTON - Although a state appeals court threw out half the eight child-sex convictions of former track star Christopher R. Nelloms, his long road to freedom got no shorter Friday.
For the four remaining convictions, Judge John W. Kessler of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court reimposed four consecutive life sentences.
Nelloms, 28, must still wait 40 years to see a parole board, the same minimum required when he had eight convictions.
The four remaining convictions included three for rape of a child less than 13 and one for felonious sexual penetration of a child less than 13. All included specifications that force was used, requiring Kessler to order life prison sentences.
Each life prison term requires Nelloms to serve at least 10 years. He will not be eligible for parole until 2039, or 40 years after he entered prison in February 1999.
The case was built upon the testimony of a girl, now 12, who said Nelloms would sneak into her bed and threaten her if she failed to submit to him between Oct. 1, 1995, and Aug. 31, 1997, all before the girl reached 10.
Prosecutors, trying to tie the Kentucky allegations to Ohio, contended psychological force occurred from assaults in Kentucky that continued after the girl moved to the Dayton area and Nelloms re- established contact with her.
Nelloms' attorney, Charles W. Slicer III, said Nelloms won only a `moral victory' after the appeals court in December reversed half of the eight felony convictions. The court ruled that those felonies, based on offenses in Lexington, Ky., between the same child and Nelloms, could not be tried in Ohio. Kentucky authorities did not charge Nelloms.
Slicer said the new sentence will be appealed.
Slicer said Nelloms, a former Olympic hopeful, was doing `all right' at Warren Correctional Institution near Lebanon.
Nelloms had hoped that Kessler would not stretch out the remaining four convictions, and would stack them in pairs as he did at the first sentencing hearing, Slicer said. That would have sliced his minimum to 20 years. Instead, Kessler ordered each 10-year minimum served consecutively, meaning Nelloms still must serve at least 40 years.
Angela Frydman, assistant Montgomery County prosecutor, said Kessler made the `right decision' by keeping Nelloms in prison until he is 67.
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