Texas prosecutor finds ex-day care owners innocent of abuse

In a prepared statement to be released Tuesday, Moore said she is filing a motion to dismiss the charges because, "no credible evidence exists that inculpates the defendants" and "I believe that the defendants are actually innocent of the crime for each was sentenced".

Dan and Fran were ultimately freed in 2013 after the Texas County of Criminal Appeals found a doctor was mistaken in determining there was physical evidence of assault. The police report revealed that an officer obtained testimony from a child after taking her to McDonald's before driving her around the neighborhood where she would point out locations of places the Kellers supposedly "burned babies" and committed other heinous (and false) acts.

In 2013, after spending 21 years behind bars, the Kellers were released from prison after journalist Jordan Smith revealed that the medical opinion of the then-novice emergency room doctor that examined one of the children in the case was incorrect.

"I believe under the law that I am charged with this responsibility - and it is my personal decision", Moore told the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV. "We can sleep again without nightmares". We can go out without having to worry about people recognizing us in the grocery store'.

She told The Associated Press her office had to review the evidence that remained in the case after removing the false testimony. She said her only options after the decision of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals were to retry the case - which she said was not feasible or appropriate - or dismiss it for standard reasons, such as insufficient evidence or the need for more investigation.

The Kellers, who operated a daycare in their Oak Hill home, were accused of performing satanic rituals on children in their care and were convicted in 1992 on charges of child sexual assault in a case that received national attention.

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Some of the young accusers claimed to have witnessed the husband and wife cut up babies, torture animals, including a gorilla at a local zoo, dig up and desecrate corpses in a graveyard, videotape orgies and serve Kool Aid mixed with blood.

Day care providers who blame satanic panic... 'And like most hysterias, it thereafter died away'.

Although the trial had been thrown out, the Kellers were still subject to the child sex crime convictions they'd served for, and accordingly had difficulty finding work and sustaining themselves.

In court documents filed in 2013, Mouw acknowledged that what he had thought at the time were cuts were actually normal physiology. Smith interviewed Dr. Michael Mouw, who was stunned to learn that his testimony had convinced the jurors of the Kellers' guilt (he had earlier recanted to investigators, who shrugged and dismissed him). Would your neighbors hire me?

He said Dan Keller, in his 70s and in poor health, and Fran Keller, in her late 60s, don't fault those who made allegations decades ago as young children. But at long last, the Kellers can "breathe free", as Fran said Tuesday, and once the state of Texas fulfills its compensatory obligations, should be able to live comfortably, even afford health care.

'They were one step away from homelessness. She told me, "I'm so very happy that this day has finally come for them".

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