Judge won't review his own warrant on molestation and drug trial
KENNEWICK, WA-Lawyers representing a man accused of child molestation and drug charges will get a different judge to decide what evidence will be allowed during the trial.
Benton County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard Cain, 46, of Prosser, in June for allegedly sexually abusing a girl, tying her up and telling her she was his prisoner. Deputy prosecutor Anita Petra says the girl was eleven-years-old when the reported the on-going abuse.
When deputies searched Cain's home prosecutors say deputies found an extensive marijuana growing operation.
Judge Cameron Mitchell signed the search warrant of Cain's home, and says he shouldn't preside over the hearing that determines which evidence from the search the jury will see.
Mitchell will still preside over the trial scheduled for next month.