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Delays in new trial for dad convicted of rape

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Rickey Watson and his wife (SOURCE: Rhondalin Watson) Rickey Watson and his wife (SOURCE: Rhondalin Watson)

Rickey Watson's motion for a new trial was set to be heard last month but he's still waiting as the Cuyahoga prosecutor's office and Watson's defense team continue to talk behind closed doors.

Watson's family isn't happy.

"My family is waiting patiently while games are being played.  We are getting more and more angry.  I spoke to my husband and he's ready to come home and we are more than ready for him to come home too," says Watson's wife, Rhondalin.

Watson and his friend Gary Macon were convicted for raping Watson's then 8 year old daughter.  Now she is 14 and told 19 Action News Reporter, Scott Taylor in a letter from a foster home, it never happened.  A plea deal is on the table but Rickey Watson wants a new trial.

 "From the letter I received from my husband, he doesn't want to take a plea in the least and he feels he is almost being pressured but what he told me he is not taking--a plea," said Rhondalin.

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