From M Bane's blog:
The following post is a lengthy one and I apologize for that. However given the gravity of the situation, there is no way to put a subject about 24 counts of Child Molestation into an abbreviated form. Thank-you Michael Blane Blog in advance for allowing me this opportunity.
Billy Abbate was charged with 24 various counts of child molestation. On Thursday afternoon February 7, 2013 he was found not guilty on 23 of those counts. The Jury did not believe the story that the victim and the Henry County Police Investigators put together. All of the victim's allegations were neutralized and proved false by testimony and hard documented evidence from representatives of Glock, Jessie's former agent, locksmiths, his own former mother in law (yes Jessie's mom) and many more. He was found guilty on the charge of allegedly providing his victim with a sex toy for his own pleasure. Even so the jury was divided on that matter and debated it for a great deal of time but finally ruled guilty.
Per the victim's own testimony, that event came about when the victim was using a "toy" in a common room when Billy entered the room he saw her and told her to go to her bedroom or someother area. She declined and he threw a towel over her. He should have just left the room.
Also brought into evidence was that the victim had several issues with drugs, alcohol and other disfunctions. There are video captures of her in an extremely debilitated state while under the influence of something.
Another thing to mention that came out in the trial, contrary to the hundreds of posters on the web who have developed their own mind set about what happened,
Jessie cheated on Billy first with Duff, Billy had hard evidence from a private investigator. The victim was only just starting to train with them at that time. Jessie did not get what she wanted in her divorce settlement, which Billy by the way did not want and struggled for almost a year to keep her, so she initiated this manipulative plan to ruin both Billy and the victim.
All those child porn pictures on his computers and cell phones? None. They did forensic testing of tons of SD cards, hard drives, computer server data bases and nothing was found. No erased porn pictures no segemnted porn pictures, nothing. The alleged missing hard drives to the laptop computer? Found in a box that once contained a portable hard drive that was used as a backup drive for his other computers. Were they forensically checked? from the mouth of the detective -"No sir".
One pornographic picture of victim was found on an I-Phone. From testimony on the stand, the victim sent it. "How do you know this is you?" asks the ADA, "from the bed sheets, those are mine" replied the victim.
The big deal the ADA made about the victim's name being stored in Billy's phone as Michael Hunt (play with the name for a while and some of you might get the hidden meaning)? The victim suggested it. "That's what the kids in school use to hide the identity of who they are having sex with" was her response to cross examination.
Oh, and Dave Sevigny did come, did testify and vehemently and aggressivelt denied the charges that the assistant DA was trying to get him to confirm against Billy and Himself and Brooke.
As to all of the other states who are pending charges against Billy, only one and that is Virginia but not because the victim was under age, technically age of consent in VA is also 16, unless the perp is in a position of authority or power over the victim such as a teacher, coach, minister. If that is the case the age of consent is 18.
There are no other indictments against him, events did not happen in Florida, California or other states as has been alleged.
Apparently there was more on and off range hanky panky between Jessie and Duff than Billy and the victim.