Tom Chantry’s Third Trial Dismissed because Victim Is Unwilling/Unable to Provide Testimony; Aggravated Assault Convictions Unaffected

Tom Chantry’s third trial for four counts of molestation has been dismissed without prejudice.  “Without prejudice” means that it is possible for the case to be re-filed at a later point before the statute of limitations expires.  The victim stands by his previous statements and testimony but does not wish to revisit this time in his life or relive the experiences again.  Tom Chantry’s convictions for two counts Aggravated Assault (both class 6 felonies) are unaffected.

Please see the documents that have been added to the ARBCA and Tom Chantry Document Walkthrough for further details. 

#53 Petition: To Discharge Probation (3/4/2022)

This is a petition to discharge probation for the two counts Aggravated Assault Tom Chantry was found guilty of on October 19, 2018.  I encourage you to read the document for yourself.

“The defendant was found guilty of two counts Aggravated Assault, both class 6 felonies, on October 19, 2018…The defendant’s full term of probation expired in this case on October 17, 2021.”

#54 Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice (5/2/2022)

This is the petition to dismiss the case without prejudice.  “Without prejudice” means that it is possible for the case to be re-filed at a later point before the statute of limitations expires.  I encourage you to read the document for yourself.

“The victim in this case is unwilling/unable to provide testimony at the present time and the State does not wish to further traumatize him by forcing him to testify.”

#55 Miscellaneous Attachments (5/2/2022)

This is the victim’s statement that was attached to the Motion to Dismiss without Prejudice.  I encourage you to read the document for yourself.

“I stand by all of my previous statements and testimony and reaffirm that he is guilty of everything of which I have accused him.  I sincerely hope that Chantry is one day brought to justice and that no other child has to suffer at his hand the way that I have suffered.  However, my personal situation has now changed, and I do not wish to revisit this time in my life or relive these experiences again.”

#56 Order Dismissing Case Without Prejudice (5/2/2022)

This a petition to discharge probation for the two counts Aggravated Assault Tom Chantry was found guilty of on October 19, 2018.  I encourage you to read the document for yourself.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED dismissing the above captioned case without prejudice.”

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