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First case against man charged with sexual assaults starts


April 19, 2017

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — The first trial has started for a man who is charged with sexually assaulting a teenager and five women in a case that has divided the small Kansas town of Holton.

The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that the trial focuses on claims that 22-year-old Jacob Ewing sexually assaulted the teen in a rural cemetery. He's charged with aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under 14 years old.

Ewing has entered not guilty pleas in all the cases. The charges involving the five women will be tried separately.

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