I was appalled to see the article “Fairfield man acquitted of lewd acts offense on a child” (March 7).
The defense attorney for Douglas Talley provided partial information, giving a misleading story. She stated, “He was falsely accused by his ex-wife who conspired with (the alleged victim).” Why would two people opt to feel embarrassment and pain for nearly three years as a result of his actions? Why would the Daily Republic find that article newsworthy and print it before knowing all facts? Might I suggest for future articles, the complete story be printed.
Sentencing on his conviction for another charge was April 5. The presiding judge told the victim she believed her testimony was credible and told Mr. Talley she felt his account not so credible. Mr. Talley will serve 45 days in jail, approximately seven months of weekly counseling for the charges made against him, three years of probation and approximately $1,500 in court fines for the charge of assault and repayment to the county.
Please Daily Republic, print all the facts.