Jury selected in Ewing trial

HOLTON, Kan. (KSNT)- A jury has been selected in the second trial of a man facing a strong of sexual assault charges.

Thirteen of the 23 people excused on Tuesday from serving on 22-year-old Jacob Ewing’s jury said they could not be impartial. They cited friendships and business ties to Ewing and his prominent family.

One prospective juror said her daughter dated Ewing. Another prospective juror exchanged a hug with Ewing’s mother.

The latest trial involves allegations from two of the five women he is charged with sexually assaulting. Last month, Jacob Ewing was acquitted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

The accusations continue to divide the town of Holton. Advocates rallied at the courthouse on Monday. They planned to flood the courtroom in support of those woman. Supporters of Ewing, a former high school football player in Holton, have also held similar demonstrations.

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