Girls Gone Wild Cases Still Pending in the Local Court System

It's been two years this week since Bay County sheriff's deputies busted Joe Francis and his "Girls Gone Wild" crew on Panama City Beach.

Two years later, none of the defendants have gone on trial.

The state attorney's office says the case is moving at a snail's pace for a number of reasons.

First, it's not your typical case. There are multiple defendants facing multiple charges, and represented by multiple attorneys.

But Assistant State Attorney Joe Grammar says the main reason for the delay is the tremendous amount of discovery involved in the case. There are boxes and boxes of evidence, including hundreds of tapes.

Lead prosecutor Mark Graham is looking for evidence of underage girls exposing themselves and committing sex acts. The state says it hopes to get the case into the local courts by late summer.


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