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Former health care CEO’s felony child-porn trial begins on Monday

ROBERT ALLEN
summit daily news

Editor’s Note: Child pornography charges were eventually dismissed.

SUMMIT COUNTY – The trial of former health care CEO Dennis Flint, charged with two felonies regarding child-pornography possession, is to begin Monday.

Flint’s prominence in the community before his arrest, as well as the publicity that ensued, is expected to make jury selection more difficult than normal.

The trial is to last seven or eight days, in part because of computer evidence, the length of witness testimony and jury selection, prosecutor Anne Francis said.

Flint has pleaded innocent to charges of felony-child porn possession for which he was arrested in March 2009.

The prosecution is calling Flint’s ex-wife, Dawn Flint, as a witness in the trial, Francis said.

Evidence against Dennis Flint was revealed through a spyware program Dawn Flint installed on two computers before turning their hard drives over to the FBI, according to previous reports.

In February the district attorney’s office confirmed an investigation under way into allegations made by Dennis Flint that Dawn Flint had forged checks and stole money from him.

On Tuesday, Francis said the investigation was still under way. She said the DA’s office hadn’t received any information from “any agencies” regarding the veracity of Dennis Flint’s complaint.

Dennis Flint has provided the Summit Daily and investigators with copies of canceled checks totaling more than $6,000, which he said were taken by his wife and his signature forged on them. Several of the checks are dated near the time the pornography was discovered.

Flint spent $84,000 on a private attorney to defend himself against the pornography charges. He’s since exhausted his personal finances and will be represented next week by public defender Dana Christiansen.

SDN reporter Robert Allen can be

contacted at rallen@summitdaily.com.


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