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Ruling reached in Mishawaka wrestler trial

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- And we're following more breaking news -- this time in the Mishawaka wrestling sexual assault case.

The sixth and final accused teammate went to trial on Thursday.

The teen was charged with one count of Attempted Criminal Deviate Conduct- a Class B Felony and one count of Battery- a Class A Misdemeanor. Judge Nemeth presided over the proceedings and for the first time in this assault scandal, a judge ruled from the bench.

Judge Nemeth acquitted the teen of the first felony charge but ajudicated- found him guilty- of the battery charge.

The battery charge was added to the criminal charge earlier this year. The prosecution initially charged the teen with the felony in December 2011 but the battery charge was filed in February 2012.

The teen will be sentenced on July 17.

So far, two other teens plead guilty and two more were found guilty after a trial.

A verdict on another teammate is expected to come down next week.


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