State drops sex crimes case


The state has dropped its sex crimes case against Daniel Joseph O'Brien, an Athena man police arrested in June.

The state had accused O'Brien, 45, of raping his daughter between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30, 2008. She was younger than 16 years old at the time. Athena police arrested O'Brien on June 18 at a Pendleton hotel where he was living after moving out of his home.

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