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Cleavon Eason not guilty on all counts

Cleavon Eason, a former lee high school assistant principal, is found not guilty on all 3 charges in his sex abuse trial..

Eason was charged with two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse against a former student.

The victim testified the abuse started in the fall of 2006. The defense argued the victim is an attention seeker.

Eason's attorney said his client is looking forward to putting this all behind him.

"He's elated. I'm elated. I think the jury saw this case for what it was," said Bruce Gardner, Eason's Defense Attorney.

"I have faith in the jury system. The fact of the matter is the jury had a tough case to deal with. The state had to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury decided we simply didn't do that," said Prosecutor Jason Scully-Clemmons

Eason has been on paid administrative leave since 2007 because of the allegations.

 


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