April 2015, Vermilion, Ohio.  A nightmare has come to an end for Billy McCauley.  After being wrongfully prosecuted for public indecency by the City of Vermilion, he has settled his civil rights lawsuit against the city for $137,500.  The charges leading to his prosecution were baseless and the police chief has since recognized the investigation was flawed from the very beginning.  Despite his innocence, Mr. McCauley was forced to stand trial.  His reputation was tarnished in the community and his personal life was deeply disrupted.  Three years later he is finally getting the public recognition of his innocence that he deserves.  “You can’t un-ring a bell,” said his attorney, Al Gerhardstein, “but he’s done the best he can to say to the world ‘They were wrong.’ ”  Read more:

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