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One-Time Board Of Education Candidate Acquitted In Indecent Liberties Case

A former political candidate who was charged with indecent liberties in 2020 was acquitted earlier this month of the charges filed against him. According to a published report this week out of Alexander County, on Monday, October 17, an Alexander County Superior Court jury returned a not guilty verdict in the case against former Taylorsville resident, 75-year-old Larry D. Holland.

Holland was found not guilty of two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. Judge Marvin Pope presided over the trial. Holland was represented by attorney Robert Campbell, while Assistant District Attorney Regina Mahoney prosecuted the case.

As WHKY previously reported, Holland was arrested in July, 2020 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. On July 9, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the alleged crimes. Following an investigation, Holland was arrested. Prior to his arrest, Holland was a candidate for the Alexander County Board of Education.

In the published report, Sarah M. Kirkman, the District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 32 said “Regarding the Larry Holland case, the District Attorney’s Office respects the jury’s decision and thanks the jurors for their service.” District 32 contains Alexander and Iredell Counties.

[Some information for this story from the Taylorsville Times]