So I guess they will keep taking the man to court, until they get the conviction which they apparently want. The jury, on two occasions, failed to convict the man, so drop it. The constitution does say that a person cannot be tried for the same offense, twice. It's called "double jeopardy!" I guess, since the constitution died many years ago, they can try you as many times as they like.
CORVALLIS (AP) - For a second time, a jury has deadlocked in a trial of a Lebanon man accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.
Prosecutors say they will decide soon whether to try 42-year-old _____ a third time.
He was accused in 2007 of sexual abuse and unlawful sexual penetration.
Prosecutors say friends left the victim with _____ while her father went to the hospital.
The first jury deadlocked in July 2008. A new trial started Monday, with deliberations beginning Wednesday. A mistrial was declared Thursday afternoon.
The case was the first in Benton County tried under Oregon's version of "Jessica's Law," which increased mandatory minimum sentences for certain sex crimes against children younger than 12.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)