Iron Mountain Man to be Retried in CSC Case

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Great Lakes Radio NewsMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Iron Mountain man will be retried after his trial for the alleged sexual assault of a minor ended in a hung jury last week.

Twenty-six year old Jacob Harvala was charged with three counts of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a 15-year old victim.

The trial began on Wednesday and the case went to the jury Thursday afternoon. The jury deliberated for approximately 7 1/2 hours before notifying the judge they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. The jury was excused on Friday afternoon and the judge declared a mistrial.

Harvala remains in custody and Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards says a pre-trial conference is now scheduled for April 8.

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