Kelley supporters host ‘Freedom Fest’ to raise funds, support

(Paul Shelton / KXAN)
(Paul Shelton / KXAN)

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Supporters of a man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child continue to speak out against the verdict and raise support for another possible trial.

In July, Greg Kelley agreed to a 25-year prison sentence after being found guilty of assaulting a child at a Cedar Park in-home daycare.

On Sunday, family and friends came together at a Leander church to show their support for Kelley at an event they called Freedom Fest.

The event included live music and a raffle. The group hopes to help Kelley through the next phase of his legal battle.

Kelley’s mom, Rosa Kelley, spoke to KXAN at the event. She stands by her son, saying he is accused of a crime he did not commit.

Past support efforts for the 19 year old have drawn scrutiny from victim advocacy groups. They say supporting a person who is convicted of such a crime can discourage victims in any sexual assault to come forward.

Kelley’s attorney says he plans to file a motion for a new trial this week.

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