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Cornish not charged in alleged assault

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Special prosecutor says not enough evidence for charge against judge

By Ben Carlson

A woman’s claim that Judge-Executive Steve Cornish assaulted her has been dismissed by a special prosecutor assigned to the case.

Penny Johnson, of 1653 Bonds Mill Road, claimed Cornish grabbed her by the arm while she was standing on a bridge on Paxton Road on May 1 as highway crews worked to clear it of debris.

Johnson, her husband Floyd and others were at the bridge that Sunday morning, complaining that it was improperly built about a year ago and that its design was causing flooding on their property upstream.


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