Jury selection to begin in McCullough rape case

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SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- Potential jurors in the trial of a Seattle man suspected in the sexual assault of an Illinois teenager 50 years ago are due in court.

Jack McCullough of Seattle was charged with rape and indecent liberties with a child for the alleged abuse of a 14-year-old Sycamore, Ill., girl from 1961 to 1962. Jury selection is expected Monday.

The 72-year-old also faces kidnapping and murder charges in the 1957 death of Maria Ridulph (RIHD'-uhlf), also of Sycamore. Those charges aren't part of the trial starting Monday.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/HNmRBY ) that public defender Regina Harris says it'll be difficult to pick jurors in the high-profile case. She says there's a larger than usual pool of jurors for that reason.

McCullough is being at the DeKalb County Jail.

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Information from: The Daily Chronicle, http://www.daily-chronicle.com