Jurors acquit man in northeast Kansas sexual assault case
April 21, 2017
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas jury acquitted a man Thursday of charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in a rural cemetery, deciding the first of the cases against him to go to trial in a 3,300-resident town divided over the allegations.
The Jackson County jury of seven woman and five men found Jacob Ewing not guilty of charges of aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under 14 years old.
Ewing, 22, still faces trials on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted five women. Ewing has entered not guilty pleas in those cases.