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Accused molester files motion to suppress his own statements

By BRANDON MESSICK Today’s News-HeraldMay 19, 2019

Attorneys for a man accused of four counts of child molestation have filed a motion to suppress statements made by the defendant during an interview with officers.

According to attorney Mike Wozniak, of Kingman-based Whitney & Whitney law firm, 48-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Dan Ellavsky voluntarily spoke with police officers prior to his arrest last July. Police say Ellavsky made self-incriminating statements during that interview, but according to Wozniak, those statements were gleaned through a deliberate subversion of Ellavsky’s Miranda rights.

Police say that during Ellavsky’s interview with officers last year, the defendant allegedly confessed to inappropriately touching a 13-year-old victim at his home on July 1, 2018.

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