Charges against father of OH kidnap victim dropped

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped the assault charges filed against the father of an Ohio kidnap victim who survived the murder of her mother and brother.

The misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault against Larry Maynard were dismissed Monday.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/18mOKjS ) reports prosecutors and the 16-year-old victim agreed to drop the charges after Maynard finished court-ordered parenting classes and assessments.

Maynard's attorney didn't return requests for comment Tuesday.

Charges were filed against Maynard and his wife in May after two alleged violent incidents.

Columbus' chief prosecutor Lara Baker-Morrish says the charges against the victim's stepmother are likely to be dropped, too.

Sarah Maynard was kidnapped for four days in 2010 by an out-of-work tree-trimmer who later admitted killing three other people and stuffing their bodies in a hollow tree.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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