Norm McAllister

UPDATED: House gives approval to media shield law bill

The legislation would prevent a court, police, prosecutors or defense attorneys from requiring journalists to turn over information from confidential sources.

Judge lets McAllister withdraw from plea deal

McAllister, “under the intense pressure of a plea negotiation taking place in the waning hours” before trial, may not have fully understood the ramifications. A trial will now be scheduled.

Prosecutors play recorded conversation with accuser at McAllister hearing

In the recording, McAllister discusses arrangements with the woman to trade sex for rent.

McAllister, attorney dispute events leading to plea deal

If the deal is nixed, the charges that McAllister would face could result in a lifetime prison term.

McAllister backs out of plea deal on sex charges

If McAllister is allowed to withdraw his plea, he will once again face the more serious charge of sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

Report: McAllister considering withdrawing plea deal

Channel 5 also says the ex-state senator talked about possibly firing his legal team. He pleaded no contest to three charges Tuesday, just before his second sexual assault trial.

McAllister takes plea deal to avoid second sex assault trial

The former state senator agreed to plead no contest to two counts of prohibited acts and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.

Senate GOP changes leadership as last year’s divisions linger

Joe Benning yielded the post to Dustin Degree, citing the suspension of Sen. Norm McAllister a year ago as one source of disagreement within the seven-person caucus.

Senate briefed on updated sexual harassment policies

The sexual harassment rules were updated after former Senator Norm McAllister was accused of criminal sexual assault.

McAllister to stand trial next week in second sex assault case

The defense will challenge the credibility of his accuser, according to court filings, as his attorneys did in an earlier trial that ended with those charges dropped.

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McAllister loses Franklin County Senate primary

McAllister came in a distant third behind Sen. Dustin Degree and Rep. Carolyn Branagan.

Franklin County Senate hopefuls focus on economy, opiates

Meanwhile, criminal charges against Sen. Norm McAllister loom in the background of a three-way race for two GOP nominations. The Democrats don’t face a primary.

Second McAllister trial delayed until December

ST. ALBANS — The second of two sexual assault trials for state Sen. Norm McAllister, which was set to begin next week, is being rescheduled for December, the Franklin County Superior Court clerk’s office confirmed. The state dropped rape and sexual misconduct charges in the first trial in June after the accuser in that case […]