Split Verdict in Roger Lewis Trial
Updated: Friday, February 22 2013, 11:11 AM EST
LANCASTER -- A jury came up with a split verdict this evening in the rape trial of Roger Lewis.
The former Pickerington Central High School football star was charged with rape by a classmate.
That classmate-who we are not identifying testified that he forced her to have sex on December 2nd of 2011, and again January 6th 2012.
The first time she said was at a party. The second time she said was in the back seat of her car after she went to his home to retrieve a schoolbook he took from her.
She insisted she said "no" and tried to push him away. He told police he did not force her and that they'd had consensual sex in the past.
The jury deliberated for about 17 hours over 3 days before telling the judge they found Lewis "not guilty" on the December 2nd rape charge.
However, they could not agree on a verdict in the January 6th charge.
Judge Richard Berens then declared a mistrial on that charge.
Prosecutor Gregg Marx tells ABC6 he will meet with the accuser and with police to decide whether to re-try Lewis on the charge the jury couldn't resolve.
Lewis' lawyers, Lewis Williams and Neil Rosenberg, say their client is happy with the result, but they would not allow him to talk because he may be tried again.
None of the jurors wanted to talk about their verdicts.
Reporter: Carol Luper
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna