Man not guilty of B&E and sex assault

Jury of seven women and five men found Roberts not guilty on both counts

A jury has found Troy Roberts not guilty.

The Campbell River man was accused of break and enter, and sexually assaulting a woman on Aug. 7, 2010.

The Crown contended that Roberts broke into her home, went into a bedroom where the woman and her boyfriend were sleeping, and then began kissing her leg.

Roberts pleaded not guilty to the charges.

During the trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Campbell River, defence lawyer Doug Marion said that Roberts was severely beaten with a baseball bat following the alleged incident.

Last Thursday, following a week long trial, a jury of seven women and five men found Roberts not guilty on both counts.