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March 08, 1985

A judge dismissed child-molestation charges against a Riverside man, whose trial ended in a hung jury. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Robert Timlin made the ruling in the case of David Lee Frater after Dist. Atty. Grover C. Trask II said his office would not seek a second trial after a jury voted 7 to 5 in favor of acquittal. Frater, 31, who received national attention three years ago when he became the first avowed homosexual to be allowed to legally adopt a teen-age boy, had been accused of committing sex acts with a male 15-year-old foster child who had stayed at his home in Riverside.

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