A man involved in a sexual molestation case in Maryland has claimed that he shouldn't be able to be charged, because he's been placed in double jeopardy by the courts. Double jeopardy usually applies when a person is being charged for the same crime they have already been tried for. This is important to know, especially if you've been charged with a serious crime; you don't want to end up going through your trial all over again.
In this case, the 35-year-old man claimed that his child abuse and molestation trial was a mistrial, because the number of jurors there were too few to allow selection to continue. The man, who was charged in 2013 with 28 counts of sex abuse of a minor, 30 counts of third-degree sex offenses and with one count of child pornography, claims that by not having enough jurors, he's entitled to having the case dismissed.