March 17, 2005

Jury acquits Swan of rape

Rapid City Journal

By Vicky Wicks, Journal Staff Writer

RAPID CITY A jury found Isaac Swan not guilty late Wednesday on five counts of sexually assaulting a Rapid City girl.

Swan, the 31-year-old former church camp director, took the stand in his own defense earlier that day in 7th Circuit Court and said the allegations made against him were not true.

After verdict, both Swan and the prosecutor declined to comment. Swan still faces similar charges on 20 counts in Lawrence County.

Defense attorney Matt Stephens called his client and other witnesses to portray Swan as a loving father figure, a church leader and a truthful person.

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2005 07:42 AM