An Ingham County judge is now reviewing testimony to decide whether he'll give a pediatric dentist in Lansing a new trial.
The news after attorneys for 67 year old Wendell Alan Racette say they've found evidence that casts a 'serious doubt' on his guilt.
The Lansing State Journal is reporting that Racette was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a child patient.
The boy came forward, according to court records, years after the alleged abuse occured.
The article says Racette's attorney claims testimony from a child psychologist--some ten years after the alleged incidents occurred--tainted the jury by indicating the child had been sexually assaulted.
Judge Clinton Canady will now consider whether Racette should get a new trial in light of the new evidence. He has given no indication on when he plans to render his decision.
Prosecutors, though, say they're confident the conviction will stand.
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