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Tulsa man talks college plans after jury finds him not guilty of rape, sexual assault

by: Ashli Lincoln Updated:

TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Houston Jones was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault.
  • He was accused after a New Year's Eve party.
  • He says he plans to go to college and study film.

 

A Tulsa man is making plans for the future after a jury found him not guilty of rape and sexual assault.

Houston Jones says he’s happy to have his life back after a jury found him not guilty of rape and sexual assault.

He was accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another at a New Year’s Eve party earlier this year.

During his trial, evidence showed that DNA from other men was present on the victims.

Jones says he feels like he was discriminated against.

He told FOX23 he’s spent $14,000 in legal fees.

He says he wants to continue with his plans to go to college and study film.

He says he doesn’t hold any animosity against the state and his accusers.

FOX23 has reached out to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office for comment:

“The District Attorney’s Office stands by our victims and the evidence. We respect the process and the deliberations of the jury although disagree with the outcome. Prior consensual sexual activity does not preclude a person from being a victim of an assault and legally has no bearing on whether a rape occurred.”


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