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Judge dismisses case against son of Lambert's founder

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Christian County Judge Laura Johnson on Wednesday dismissed a child sex abuse case against Benjamin Lambert, the son of Lambert's Cafe founder Norman Lambert.

Benjamin Lambert's attorneys cited myriad mental health problems, including dementia. He was deemed a "totally incapacitated person" by a different court, and he's living in a Scott City nursing home.

He had been indicted for alleged charges of child sex trafficking, sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child porn and promoting prostitution.

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