David Frodsham

David Frodsham when arrested in 2016.

A Cochise County judge has ruled in a complex civil sexual and child abuse case that was scheduled for a lengthy trial, granting a summary judgement to the defense late Friday afternoon, court records show.

The order signed by Cochise County Superior Court Judge Jason Lindstrom erases any chance — for the moment — of a jury trial in the 3-year-old civil case of Ryan Frodsham v. the State of Arizona [Department of Child Safety] and Catholic Community Services.

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