Mike Harris of Chalfant Valley, convicted of molestation and rape of a child under 14, asked the court for a new lawyer. He was denied that request and now await further developments.
Harris’s appointed attorney, Therese Henkel, said that she will raise some issues relating to a motion for a new trial for Harris on March 26th. That is the same date set for Harris’s sentencing.
A Mono County jury found Harris guilty of 25 counts of lewd acts and one count of forcible rape of a child under 14. Court testimony had revealed that the victims in this case were the two daughters of Harris’s girlfriend. The DA presented that the girls were between 8 and 14 at the time of the crimes.