Trial set for accused child pornographer | PostIndependent.com

Trial set for accused child pornographer

John Gardner
jgardner@postindependent.com
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A trial date for accused child pornographer Frank Alameno has been set for September.

According to court records, 9th Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch set a 19-day trial to begin on Sept. 21 in district court on Monday.

Alameno was originally scheduled for a 15-day trail to begin in mid April; however, Judge Lynch reluctantly agreed to postpone the trail at a March 17 hearing when Alameno’s attorney Lawson Wills motioned that he be removed from representing Alameno, citing a “conflict of interest.”

Wills had represented Alameno in the case for close to two years and District Attorney Martin Beeson found it hard to believe that that after all that time representing his client that they did not discover the conflict before then.

Wills stated at the March 17 hearing that Alameno has a 6th Amendment Constitutional right to conflict-free council. After a brief meeting in closed chambers with the DA and the defense, Lynch agreed to continue the case.

Lynch also granted a second continuance that moved the trial date to allow Alameno’s new attorney to get up to speed on the case.

Alameno appeared in court Monday with his new attorney.

Alameno was arrested Sept. 13, 2006, in Rifle on child pornography and drug charges. He was arrested again after a March 2007 court hearing where he was accused of six felonies claiming he had inappropriate contact with girls aged 10 and 13 while riding ATVs at his property in summer 2006.

Alameno is charged with 43 felonies including possession of child pornography, sexual assault on a child and drug possession charges. The two cases are being tried together.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

jgardner@postindependent.com


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