Accused rapist Casey to stand trial; former Clermont, Warren officer


Casey former Clermont, Warren police officer

By Dylanne Petros - dpetros@civitasmedia.com



WILMINGTON – A jury trial has been schedule for a former police officer charged with allegedly raping a girl between 2009 and 2011.

Larry Casey, 47, of Gallipolis, is charged with one count of receiving stolen property in the fifth degree, one count of failure to provide address in the third degree, five counts rape in the first degree, four counts sexual battery in the second degree, one count sexual battery in the third degree and one count unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree.

The 13 counts were spread out over three separate cases. Two of those cases were combined and will be tried in January, said Clinton County Court of Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck.

The combined jury trial includes the following charges: one count failure to provide address in the third degree, five counts rape in the first degree, four counts sexual battery in the second degree, one count sexual battery in the third degree and one count unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree.

The other jury trial will cover one count of receiving stolen property in the fifth degree.

Casey was formerly the police chief at Newtonsville in Clermont County and was formerly a police officer for the Harveysburg Police Department in Warren County.

Casey, who is represented by Public Defender Rob Baker, said he wished to waive his rights to a speedy trial for the one count of receiving stolen property. Casey waived his rights through Jan. 10, 2016.

“We want to resolve the more serious cases (first),” Baker said.

The defense originally objected to an expert witness filed by the prosecution because of the lack of details of the case in the expert report.

“To me, your honor, quite honestly this looks like a couple of paragraphs taken out of a psychology textbook,” Baker said. “It doesn’t look like a report.”

Rudduck said he was under the impression the prosecution’s expert witness would not be getting into the “nitty gritty” of the case.

“I thought it was more of an educational type presentation of testimony to explain some of these issues,” he said.

The defense then withdrew its motion for expert witness.

Rudduck scheduled a final pre-trial hearing for Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

The first jury trial, covering the charges of one count failure to provide address in the third degree, five counts rape in the first degree, four counts sexual battery in the second degree, one count sexual battery in the third degree and one count unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree, was scheduled for Jan. 5 at 9 a.m.

The first jury trial is scheduled to take five days.

The trial for the one count of receiving stolen property will be scheduled after the first jury trial.

Reach Dylanne Petros at 937-382-2574, ext. 2514, or on Twitter @DylannePetros.

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Casey former Clermont, Warren police officer

By Dylanne Petros

dpetros@civitasmedia.com