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Prosecutors plan new trial for man acquitted of 2 charges

March 9, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors are planning a new trial for a man who was acquitted of first- and second-degree sexual assault charges, stemming from allegations that he assaulted a woman at his lake house in Wyoming.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports prosecutors plan to retry Tony Cercy on a count of third-degree sexual assault.

The jury last month was unable to reach a verdict on the charge, resulting in the judge declaring a mistrial.

District Attorney Mike Blonigen says the case “deserves a complete resolution.”

A 21-year-old woman testified last month that she woke up in the middle of the night as Cercy assaulted her in his Alcova Lake house in late June.

Cercy, who testified at trial, denied having any sexual contact with the woman.

Cercy’s attorney Pamela Mackey declined to comment Thursday.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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