Attorney in Kegan Kline case files motion to withdraw | News

PERU — Kegan Kline, a Miami County man who plead guilty in March to 25 different felony charges related to child pornography and exploitation, is now looking for new representation.

Logansport defense attorney Andrew Achey has represented Kline since approximately October 2020, according to online court records.

But last week, Achey filed a motion to withdraw his appearance and sent a letter to Kline — who is currently being housed at the Miami County Jail, per court records.

In the letter, Achey stated that it was his “pleasure” representing Kline, and he wished him the best of luck moving forward in the case, court documents indicated.

“If you have any questions about this or any other matter related to your case, please contact me at my office,” the letter read in part. “Thank you for allowing me and my office to help you with your case.”

Achey’s motion for withdrawal comes just days after Kline’s legal team asked for and was granted a continuance in the case.

During that May 18 hearing, initially delayed for nearly an hour, Achey opened his arguments by saying his client just wanted “additional time” to review evidence he was unaware of and to be able to “consider all options.”

That included the option for Kline to withdraw his plea of guilty altogether and have the case placed back on the trial calendar, Achey added.

As for the state’s view on the matter, Miami County Deputy Prosecutor Courtney Alwine said Kline was just using his request for a continuance as a delay tactic.

“We obviously object to it,” Alwine told the court. “He (Kline) does not want to face the music today. … Continuing this sentencing hearing does nothing. … Kegan Kline wants to drag this out as long as possible. We are prepared. They

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