Jury finds former Binghamton restaurant owners not guilty in Colonial rape trial
Two former Binghamton restaurant owners have been found not guilty of sexual assault and rape.
The Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin reports a Broome County jury deliberated for two hours Tuesday afternoon, before acquitting Yaron Kweller and Jordan Rindgen.
Kweller was charged with first-degree rape of a 21-year-old woman. Rindgen was charged with sexual abuse of the same woman.
The allegations prompted protests in downtown Binghamton in 2021, and the closing of the Colonial and Dos Rios bar and restaurants.
WIVT reports, after leaving the courthouse yesterday, Kweller said he has always maintained his innocence.