Molestation Conviction Overturned

An Elkhart man’s child molestation conviction has been overturned because the case took too long to go to trial. In this case, too long means 1,291 days after Scott Logan was arrested and held on a $50,000 cash bond. Logan was sentenced to six years in prison and was incarcerated for roughly the time he would have been if his conviction was not vacated. Logan was responsible for 150 days of delay, as he requested five continuances of his pre-trial conference. But once his pre-trial conference was held and his jury trial set, his trial was continued seven times because of court congestion. The ruling means he won’t have a felony on his record and doesn’t need to register as a sex offender.