Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault | Ketchel Law - Criminal Defense

Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault

The client represented by Ketchel Law was a man charged with Rape, Sexual Assault, and Unlawful Restraint. He had no prior sex-related offenses of any kind. From the outset, our client wanted a trial and maintained his complete innocence.

Ketchel Law argued to the jury that a sexual encounter did occur; however, that the same was consented to by the victim.

An Allegheny County Jury acquitted the client of the charges of Rape and Sexual Assault. A charge of Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury never reached the jury, as a Judgment of Acquittal was granted by the Judge after Ketchel Law argued that the Commonwealth failed to present sufficient evidence for the charge to go to the jury.