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Milford High grad accused of rape found not guilty

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 19:42:10-04

MILFORD (CLERMONT COUNTY) Ohio -- A Milford High School graduate and former Wittenberg University baseball player accused of sexually assaulting three female students was found not guilty of all charges Wednesday, WCPO news partner WHIO reported.

Frank Sullivan, 23, had been charged with four counts of rape, two counts of gross imposition and two counts of sexual battery.  A Clark County grand jury indicted Sullivan in April on the charges, which were based on alleged incidents between August 2015 and March '16.

Sullivan called himself "persistent," but testified that he stopped sexual advances when the women told him to stop, WHIO reported. He said the women made up parts of the story.

The prosecution and defense have both brought up a secret society at Wittenberg that Sullivan and his accusers were involved in called the Gnomes, according to WHIO.

Sullivan had been a standout on Milford High’s football and baseball teams. He was suspended by the Wittenberg baseball team and is no longer a student there.