Brown County Criminal Sex Trial Concludes 04 Nov 11

A Springfield man on trial for criminal sexual conduct this week in Brown County has been found Not Guilty of both charges against him. 36-year-old Cesar Alejandro Olvera, formerly of Sleepy Eye, was accused of sexually assaulting 2 young girls when they stayed overnight at his home several years ago. The jury of 7 men and 5 women spent over 4 hours deliberating on Thursday before declaring Olvera innocent. The charges against him came 6 years after the incidents allegedly took place, and reportedly stemmed from an estrangement between Olvera and his ex-wife. During the closing statements, the defense argued that the alleged victim’s testimony didn’t add up, and reminded the jury that if there was any reasonable doubt it was their responsibility to find Olvera not guilty