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District Court Judge Finds Defendant Not-Guilty

Following a bench trial on a single charge of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, the district court found the defendant not guilty.  A close family friend of the minor who had regularly travelled with the child over a period of years, the defendant challenged the essential element of intent. The Court ruled that the government had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that when the defendant travelled with the minor he did so intending to engage in sexual activity with her. As a result, the defendant was found not guilty.

Congratulations to Mike Donahoe!