Cooper County Circuit Court Judge Robert Koffman has denied Gerald Howard his motion of dismissal.
Howard is charged with six counts of sodomy and one count of kidnapping. Documentation obtained from the Cooper County Court House stated the charges were from acts which occurred between 1983-1988. Howard attempted to argue that prosecution is barred by various statutes of limitations, which according to the defense was their basis for dismissal.
Koffman denied this argument.
Howard has been detained in the Cooper County Jail for almost three years.