Jury finds former Wittenberg baseball player not guilty on all counts

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A former Wittenberg University baseball player accused of sexually assaulting three women is found not guilty on all counts.

This two-day trial wrapped up late-afternoon Wednesday. The jury consisted of seven women and five men.

Wednesday, Frank Sullivan took the stand to testify in his own defense stating that he stopped when the woman said “no”.

He’s accused of sexually assaulting three women from Aug. 2015 through March 2016.

Sullivan and the victims all belonged to an on campus secret society known as the ‘Gnomes.’ A series of text messages revealed Sullivan and the victims’ conversations leading up to and following the alleged assaults. The prosecutor says Sullivan was persistent in attacking the women and defense argued there was no physical evidence presented in the case.

“You saw the victims testify, you saw their body language, you saw them break down and cry when they had to describe the horrible events that they had to go through. You judge if they are telling the truth,” said Lisa Hoying, Clark County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in court.


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