The jury of six men and six women, however, could not reach a verdict on two other charges — aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy — after 23.5 hours of deliberation. Scrutchfield could be retried on those two counts if the state opts for a new trial. But Scrutchfield cannot be retried on the rape and lewd and lascivious behavior charges.
District Judge Eric W. Godderz read the verdicts about 4:20 p.m. Friday, ending the eight-day trial in Franklin County District Court.
“I’m speechless right now,” Yvonne Scrutchfield said after embracing her husband outside the courtroom. About a dozen family members and friends huddled around Eric Scrutchfield as they wept and hugged each other.