UPDATE: Man acquitted in alleged sexual assault

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Published: Mar. 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT
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UPDATE 2/5/18 @ 9 p.m.

A man accused of sexual assault after investigators say he admitted to recording a video of a sexual encounter he had with a woman who had passed out after a night of drinking was acquitted on Monday.

Tyler Price, of Nitro, who's in his early 20s, was acquitted of a second-degree sexual assault charge after a trial that lasted about five hours.

Price's attorney Jesse Forbes says the judge granted a motion for a directed verdict of acquittal.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman told police she had consumed quite a bit of alcohol on the night the alleged sexual assault took place.

"The court saw that and did the right thing in finding Tyler not guilty which is the job of a fair and just Judge and we are very pleased that the Judge in this case had the wisdom and courage to reach the only decision supported by the facts," attorney Forbes said.


ORIGINAL STORY 3/3/17

A man has been arrested on sexual assault charges after investigators say he admitted to recording a video of a sexual encounter he had with a woman who had passed out after a night of drinking.

Tyler Price, 21, of Nitro is charged with second-degree sexual assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Price admitted the incident to South Charleston Police while he was at the department interviewing to be a probationary police officer.

When police interviewed the woman, she told police she didn't consent and had no knowledge of having sex with Price or that any video had been recorded.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman told police she had consumed quite a bit of alcohol on the night the sexual assault took place.

The woman also told police Price had called her the day of the interview telling her about the sexual assault and the video.

Price was arraigned Monday morning by a Kanawha County magistrate.

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