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Jury acquits VW man on rape charges

VW independent/submitted information

A Van Wert man was found not guilty Friday by a jury following a two-day trial held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.

Frederick Blessing, 20, was acquitted by the jury on two counts of rape, both felonies of the first degree, with the victim allegedly under the age of 12.

Blessing was arraigned on August 12 of this year on the charges and has been held in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility on a $100,000 cash bond until the jury verdict on Friday.

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News