Related News: Elmore Co. DA forced to drop 100 counts against alleged child predator

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He’s one of the most notorious criminal suspects in Elmore County. Now most of the 105 counts against defendant Stephen Conrad, who had been indicted on rape, sodomy and child sex abuse counts, won’t hold up in court.

In May, Tallassee Police Chief Jimmy Rogers called the investigation surrounding Conrad “unprecedented for Elmore County,” as new witnesses and victims came forward almost daily following the initial arrest.

According to Elmore County District Attorney Randall Houston, the same could now be said for the investigation.

“It’s sickening. We prepared a 105 count indictment. Now we have to dismiss 100 of those counts,” Houston said.

Houston learned Nov. 15 only five of the counts were backed up with solid evidence during a meeting with ABI.

Source: WSFA

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