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On eve of Greg Kelley trial, lawyer heard rumors of another suspect


On the weekend before Greg Kelley’s trial on child sexual assault charges, his attorney heard a rumor that Kelley’s best friend and roommate, who is now considered a suspect in the crime, had what appeared to be child pornography on his phone.

But the attorney, Patricia Cummings, did not pursue those allegations. She proceeded with the trial, her client was convicted and now the case has been reopened as authorities chase down whether Kelley’s friend, Jonathan McCarty, is responsible for assaulting a 4-year-old boy. Two witnesses say McCarty has confessed to them since 2014, when Kelley began serving his 25-year sentence in a maximum security prison. And in recent months, nude pictures of children have indeed been found on McCarty’s cell phone and computer, according to an affidavit filed by Kelley’s post conviction defense attorney.

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