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Judge: Charles Scott not guilty

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GONZALES- A judge ruled former LSU running back Charles Scott not guilty of sexual battery.

The judge said testimony from the prosecution's witnesses including the woman, who accused Scott of rape, was inconsistent and contradictory to support a guilty verdict.

The judge also stated the evidence did not prove Scott's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Evidence showed the accuser's DNA was found on Scott's genitals. But the defense poked holes in that evidence after the DNA analyst said having DNA on a person does not necessarily mean Scott and his accuser had sex.

The defense also revealed Scott's DNA and the woman's DNA gathered that night were analyzed in the same working area on the same day at the same time, meaning possible contamination.

The victim claimed she was too drunk to tell Scott wasn't the man she'd been sleeping with when he came in and started having sex with her.

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