A Wonder Lake man whose court case on child sexual abuse charges three years ago ended in a mistrial that is still the subject of an appeal pleaded not guilty Monday to similar charges involving a different child.
David Kimble, 50, entered his plea before Judge Sharon Prather at the McHenry County courthouse. According to his indictment, he is charged with one count of attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim younger than 13.
The alleged abuse occurred between 2010 and 2012 when the girl would have been between 4 and 6 years old, according to prosecutors and the indictment. The alleged abuse in this new case would have taken place prior to the alleged abuse for which he was tried in 2015.
Prather also was the judge in the 2015 case. At the time of the mistrial, declared after the jury deliberated five hours, prosecutors said they would retry Kimble. But the 2nd District Appellate Court ruled that Prather should have directed the jury to deliberate longer to reach a verdict. The appellate court also wrote that re-prosecuting Kimble on those charges would result in double jeopardy.The state is appealing this decision to the Illinois Supreme Court.
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