Mistrial declared for Montcalm native facing 56 count indictment

Local - 2/7/2014 6:35 PM
PRINCETON - A mistrial is declared for a Montcalm native facing multiple charges of sexual assault.. sex abuse and more than fifty counts of possessing child pornography after a juror suffered from anxiety.

41-year-old John Daniel Spalding faces a 56 count indictment after 5/12 hours of deliberating, the jury sent the Judge a note saying that a female juror could not finish her duties.

"She was given an opportunity to come back tomorrow and pick it back up but apparently that would not have been productive so the judge declared a mistrial," said Assistant Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler.

The judge has set a hearing for Thursday to reschedule the new trial date.

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