Elkhart, Ind. An Elkhart County man, sentenced to 30 years for child molestation, has had his convictions reversed.
The Indiana court of appeals ruled that Tim Hyser did not get to present a complete defense at trial.
Hyser was convicted of molesting a young boy who lived next door.
But the jury never got to hear Hyser's contention that the boy was being physically assaulted by his mother's live-in boyfriend.
And that the molestation charges came in retaliation for Hyser reporting the abuse.
The court of appeals ruling stipulates that Hyser can be tried again.