The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC is proud to announce that
Attorney Armstrong has secured an acquittal and dismissal of all charges against Robert Noel
Anderson. Mr. Anderson, 59, had been accused of a dozen counts of child
molestation during his time as a teacher at the Dehesa Elementary School
more than 10 years ago. Now, the jury has acquitted him of one count and
state prosecutors have decided not to move forward with the 11 remaining
charges after a jury deadlock.
"I appreciate the DA’s Office dismissing the 11 hung counts
today," Attorney Armstrong
The San Diego Union-Tribune. "I know it was a hard decision for that office to make, but it was
the right decision.”
Ultimately, it was inconsistencies in the testimony of the witnesses against
Mr. Anderson that proved key. Attorney Armstrong had argued that the testimony
was unreliable and that it had noticeably changed over the years. Prosecutors
tried to assert that this was normal-- but that allegations were still
true. The jury stalled in an 8-4 vote in Mr. Anderson's favor on nine
counts, 9-3 for two others. They were unanimous in one not guilty decision
for one remaining count.
A Long Ordeal Finally Over
The allegations against Mr. Anderson spanned from 2003 through 2013 and
Attorney Armstrong remained in his client's corner for the entire
duration of the case. "I have represented Mr. Anderson on these allegations
since 2003," Attorney Armstrong said. "I always believed he
was 100 percent innocent. He is extremely happy that he can now move on
with his life."
In total, Anderson spent 13 months in jail and celebrated his 59th birthday
behind bars. The incarceration,
according to NBC San Diego, took a toll on him and Anderson was 20 lbs. lighter at the time of his
release. "A nightmare hopefully now is over," he told reporters.
We congratulate Attorney Armstrong on this latest victory for his client
and are certain that only more clients will come to benefit from the insight
and resolve that he continues to exemplify in the pursuit of justice.
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