Ohio Mom Freed from Prison After 15 Years, Thanks to Daughter
Ohio mom and school bus driver Nancy Smith, who was convicted of molesting the children in the bus she drove, and subsequently spent 15 years in prison, appeared on "Anderson" via satellite to talk about the support of her daughter, Amber. A teary-eyed Nancy said, "I always had hope that somebody would help me get out of prison, or do something… I just never realized it would be my daughter."
Smith maintains her innocence, and with Amber's dedication and persistence, was released from prison on a technicality. Although Smith remains free, she could return to prison if the Ohio SupremeCourt orders the judge who overturned the case to re-sentence Smith. The entire process could take four to seven months.
A 1994 jury convicted Smith and another person, Joseph Allen, of working together to molest several children who rode her bus, despite the fact that Smith claims they never met.