Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tanya Kach: Suspect and attorney must return to court in August

(If you're not familiar with Tanya Kach's story, visit my previous posts at http://betweenlifeanddeath.blogspot.com/2006/03/tanya-kach-found-safe-after-10-years.html and http://betweenlifeanddeath.blogspot.com/2006/03/tanya-kach-both-suspects-out-on-bail.html.)
From http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_173141319.html:

Jun 22, 2006 5:30 pm US/Eastern

Kach Case Suspect Appears At County Courthouse
Thomas Hose, the McKeesport man accused of holding a teenage girl
psychologically captive for 10 years, was at the Allegheny Courthouse
He was supposed to find out his trial date and who his judge will be, but
that didn’t happen.
Hose and his attorney Jim Ecker will have to return to the courthouse
August 28th.
Back in March, Tanya Kach, a 24-year-old runaway, alleged Hose, 48, kept
her against her will in his parents’ house for a decade.
Kach was a 14-year-old student at Cornell Middle School when she met Hose,
who worked there as a security guard.
Ecker says his client’s side of the story will come out in court.“We do
look forward very much to telling the other side of the story. All we’ve heard
for a long period of time on every national program there is is her side of the
story,” he told reporters.
Hose remains on house arrest and is wearing an ankle bracelet.
He has resigned from his job as a security guard and according to his
attorney, he’s waiting on his retirement check.
Late this afternoon, Tanya Kach's lawyer released this statement:"The Kach
family is disappointed by today's delay in the judicial process. Justice delayed
is justice denied. Nevertheless, we maintain every confidence that the Allegheny
County District Attorney will prevail to reveal Thomas Hose for the predator and
pedophile we believe him to be."

Indeed, it will be interesting to hear him try to explain keeping a then-teenage girl at his parents' house against her will for so long.

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