BETHLEHEM (AP) A young woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on the dating app Tinder and later had an abortion was found not guilty of rape by reason of insanity on Thursday.
Jill Baca was found competent to stand trial in May by a Salem County jury.
The woman had sued the woman and the two men for sexual assault and battery.
A third man, Michael Kowalski, testified that he was assaulted by the woman at a bar in Salem in 2012.
Kowalskis attorney, Daniel Fink, argued that Baca should have been found competent because she believed Kowalzki had been the attacker.
The prosecution said the woman did not know that Kowalin was a rapist.
The jury deliberated for more than eight hours before finding Baca not guilty.
She was given a five-year sentence.
Baca’s lawyers had asked for the trial to be held in Salem.
Salem is the state’s third-largest city and home to Salem Medical Center.
The Salem County District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute the case.
The trial was the latest in a string of sexual assault cases that have rocked Salem and the nation.
A man who was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and two other teenagers in New Hampshire in 2013 was acquitted of the crime last year.