Appling is guilty on just one count

Jury dismisses many counts


John Appling

The emotional and sometimes contentious jury trial of a man accused of a number of sexual crimes ended on Tuesday with John Leonard Appling, 46, being found guilty on one of six counts.

Appling was found guilty of a lewd act upon a child, a felony. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, June 4, at 9 a.m.

Throughout the trial, it was discussed that Appling began staying with victim’s family, which was his extended family, in 2017.

Not long after, Appling, who slept in the livin...

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