Edwards found not guilty
A 12-member Washington County jury today found Rudolph Edwards not guilty of the crime of third-degree sexual assault shortly after 3 p.m. today.
The jury had been in deliberations since 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, when the prosecution and defense finished their closing arguments.
The charges against Edwards, 42, stem from the report of a sexual assault while Edwards was in the Washington County Jail on July 16, 2011.
For more information, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Washington Evening Journal.