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Fri July 17, 2009
Lynn Moves for Charge Dismissal
By Angela Hatton
Madisonville, KY – Lawyers for a Hopkins County magistrate accused of sexual abuse are asking the court to dismiss a civil lawsuit. Seventh District Magistrate Wesley Lynn has been indicted twice for sexual crimes committed during his employment at Trover Health System. The Madisonville Messenger reports three other women have alleged Lynn took advantage of them when they were under his care. Lynn's attorney Byron Hobgood says one woman's lawsuit is invalid because she alleges the incidents took place when Lynn was no longer working for the hospital. Lynn resigned from his job as a paramedic in 2008. He maintains his innocence. Attorneys are also attempting to dismiss a case brought against Lynn in Webster County because of improper filing. The three women also charge Trover Health System for failing to act to prevent the crimes. The hospital claims no knowledge of the incidents.