The verdict is not guilty for a Topeka man charged with illegal sexual relations with a minor. A Shawnee County jury returned that verdict Wednesday on all three counts against 27-year-old Nicholas Bales.
The Topeka Capital Journal reports bales testified in court Tuesday that he did have a close relationship with his accuser but the two did not have an inappropriate sexual relationship.
The girl was a volleyball player on a team Bales coached.
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