MANASSAS, Va. — A University of Maryland lacrosse player has been acquitted of assault after being accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a concert.
Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Chisolm of Davidsonville, Maryland, had initially been charged with aggravated sexual battery. Police said a 49-year-old woman reported waking up on the lawn at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in Bristow to find Chisolm groping her after a Zac Brown Band concert in June.
Prior to Thursday’s trial in Manassas, the charges were reduced to simple assault. Chisolm was found not guilty of that charge at Thursday’s trial. He was convicted of public intoxication.
Chisolm’s attorney, Edward MacMahon, said the alleged victim in the case didn’t even testify at the trial.
Chisolm recently completed his freshman year at Maryland.
More From Maryland
- Ex-Maryland School Aide Gets 75 Years in Child Porn Case
- Baltimore Removes Confederate Monuments Overnight
- ACLU: We’re Suing the D.C. Metro
- ‘Donut Boy’ Brings 1,000 Doughnuts to Maryland Police
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)