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Attorney General Gansler Issues Statement on Fourth Circuit Appeals Court Decision Concerning Convicted Child Rapist John Merzbacher

Baltimore, MD ( Jan. 25, 2013) - Based on an appeal by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed a federal district court ruling that could have freed convicted child rapist John Merzbacher, a former Baltimore school teacher.

"We are gratified by the court's decision to reinstate the guilty verdict by the Baltimore City jury and the state court's determination that this dangerous child predator should spend the rest of his life behind bars."


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