Jury finds man not guilty in sexual assault trial

A jury last week found a Homer man not guilty on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Ralph K. Vos, 24, had been charged in an incident relating to a party in July 2012 at a Homer apartment. In that incident, a woman told police she had unwanted sex with Vos after he laid down on a mattress next to her.

“Mr. Vos is grateful that the truth set him free,” said his lawyer, Andy Pevehouse. “He wants to thank the jurors and the defense provided by the Alaska Public Defender Agency.”