While there was not enough evidence to charge Allen with molesting his nieces, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a new trial after Deputy Dist. Atty. Philip Wojdak said there was enough evidence to try Allen on charges that he molested his daughter.
Allen was to be charged for molesting his daughter in the first trial, but Wojdak said he could not persuade her to testify, so the charges had to be dropped.
In the first trial, the prosecution alleged that Allen molested his 16-year-old niece from May 1999 to May 2001 and her 14-year-old sister from August 1998 to August 2004.
Allen was arrested Oct. 23 after an anonymous tip led Glendale police to the girls.
The sisters testified that Allen had performed sexual acts on them and that they did the same to him.
The younger sister testified that he had molested her since she was 5, and the older sister said he had sexually abused her since she was 7.
The older sister testified that she was sexually abused twice in the projection room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center when Allen was volunteering there for volleyball events.
Both girls testified that Allen showed them pornography on his computer.
Man set to appear in court over chase
A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for a man who is charged with leading police on a high-speed chase in June that started in Glendale and ended in Rosemead.
Javier Francisco Ovando, 31, who won a $15-million judgment after he was shot and framed in the Rampart police corruption scandal, pleaded not guilty Aug. 14 in a Glendale Superior Court to one felony count of evading a police officer and one misdemeanor count of battery, court officials said.
Ovando received the largest police misconduct settlement in Los Angeles history in 2000 after being shot and framed by Los Angeles police officers in 1996.
Ovando was arrested June 29 after a one-hour pursuit that reached speeds of more than 90 mph and went onto the Ventura (134), Foothill (210), San Gabriel River (605), Harbor/ Pasadena (110), San Bernardino (10), Golden State (5) and Pomona (60) freeways.
Police officers tried to stop Ovando’s vehicle at Colorado Street and Brand Boulevard for a traffic violation, but he fled, officials said.
The pursuit ended after Ovando stopped at his attorney’s house on the 1700 block of Eckhart Avenue in Rosemead, an unincorporated area of south San Gabriel, police said.