Storey acquitted of sex assault trialA rape case that has been simmering in St. Croix County since an investigation nearly five years ago has been resolved in a jury trial.
A rape case that has been simmering in St. Croix County since an investigation nearly five years ago has been resolved in a jury trial.
The 12-person panel found Lucas John Storey, 29, Altoona, Iowa, innocent of one count each of first-degree and second-degree sex assault Thursday afternoon. Storey was accused of having non-consensual sexual intercourse with a 19-year-old woman at a campsite in Float-Rite Park in Somerset on July 23, 2003.
The jury returned its verdict at 1:48 p.m. April 3.
The woman told investigators she lost consciousness in a tent and awoke to find three unknown males having simultaneous sexual intercourse with her without consent.
A sample of Storey's DNA matched a sperm sample taken from the young woman's clothing, court records said. A felony complaint was filed Oct. 12, 2005 and Storey made an initial appearance in St. Croix County on Nov. 30, 2005.
The panel consisted of eight women and six men including two alternates in the trial that began with jury selection April 1.