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Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are awaiting trial for first-degree criminal sexual conduct

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are awaiting trial for first-degree criminal sexual conduct

Todd and Julie Chrisley plan to appeal convictions and sentences, attorney says

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley, his wife, planned to challenge their convictions and prison terms for child abuse as well as their sentences, their attorney said.

Chrisley, 49, and his wife, 45, were convicted of four counts each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count each of first-degree malicious wounding and attempted first-degree unlawful sexual assault as well as two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. They have also been convicted of two counts each of second-degree conspiracy and criminal abuse of a child and of unlawful use of a firearm.

The case was returned to Monroe County Circuit Court after being transferred from Fayetteville in May 2017. The court originally scheduled an Aug. 2 trial for the couple.

The case was continued to Nov. 15.

The first-degree criminal sexual conduct counts were brought as part of convictions for two counts each of first-degree rape of a child and first-degree incest. It was alleged that Julie Chrisley engaged in sexual intercourse with an intimate male relative, and that she had sexual intercourse with her own stepson. The abuse was committed several times, the indictment said.

“They were guilty of horrible things,” lawyer William T. Tittle Jr. said Tuesday. “There’s no doubt that they were guilty. And they will be going to trial and will be defending against these charges.”

The same court in August scheduled the trial to begin Oct. 21 before Monroe County Judge William P. Hightower Jr.

Hightower has not yet ruled on the motion.

Jury selection for the first-degree criminal sexual conduct allegations is set to begin Sept. 9.

Hightower noted in his order denying new trial that the case had been dismissed “without prejudice to re-filing, as the charges have been dismissed

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