Army recruiter accused of rape found not guilty

A jury found 34-year-old Army recruiter Phillip M. McAuly not guilty of rape on Thursday.

November 18, 2010 2:46:40 PM PST
A jury decided an Army recruiter accused of raping the sister of a woman who enlisted in the armed forces through not guilty of the crime. Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating the fate of 34-year-old Phillip M. McAuly, who was charged with sexual assault in connection the August 2009 rape of a woman in north Harris County.

The woman accused McAuly of raping her after he appeared at her apartment with a plastic bag, which he said contained documents the Army needed to complete her sister's enlistment in the military. The woman went to a hospital the next day and had a rape kit exam.

However, the jury didn't find enough evidence to convict McAuly on the charge.