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2nd trial involving polarizing sexual assault claims starts


HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the second trial of a man facing a string of sexual assault charges that have divided the small Kansas town of Holton.

The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that 13 of the 23 people excused Monday from serving on 22-year-old Jacob Ewing's jury said they couldn't be impartial. They cited friendships and business ties to Ewing and his prominent family.

One prospective juror said her daughter had dated Ewing. As the courtroom emptied for lunch, another prospective juror exchanged a hug with the defendant's mother.

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