Indecency Charges Dropped Against Perry County Sheriff
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the ordinance violation was dismissed Tuesday against Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman after prosecution and defense attorneys met in the judge's chambers.
The 49-year-old sheriff and another man were arrested in December 2011 after a Caseyville officer alleged he saw them engaging in a sex act in a station wagon. The other defendant, 32-year-old J. Ian Stennett of Collinsville, pleaded guilty to the indecency charge and was fined $100.
An Illinois Press Association attorney contends Tuesday's hearing may be an unconstitutional subversion of the media's rights to report on judicial proceedings.
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