Not guilty verdict in sleep-over sex party

December 4, 2008 9:10:24 PM PST
Angela Honeycutt, accused of sexually assaulting two teenage boys during a sleep-over, has been found not guilty on the most serious charges. Thursday afternoon a jury of 6 men and 6 women read its verdict, acquitting Angela Honeycutt of 3 felony sexual assault charges.

Honeycutt was charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy and molesting a 14-year-old boy in a shower during the sleepover.

The sleepover happened at the home of Lynne Long in Lower Makefield.

Long pleaded guilty to several misdemeanors back in September and awaits sentencing.

After the verdict was read, Honeycutt was lead from the courtroom in handcuffs.

"My attorney proved to everyone the motive behind these boys' hearts, to the jury, and I'm happy about it," Honeycutt said. "I'm taking full responsibility in that he was correct in saying that I definitely made bad judgements throughout the night - a series of bad judgements - and I apologize for that."

CLICK HERE for Angela Honeycutt's interview after the verdict

She was only found guilty of corrupting the morals of a minor, which is a misdemeanor.

The assistant d.a. left the courtroom without comment. Honeycutt's attorney, Niels Erikson, was pleased with the outcome.

"It was exactly what we were hoping would happen. It's what we argued the entire case, that she was inappropriate and the jury found her inappropriate, that she was inappropriate for certain actions, but for the majority of the most serious offenses, not guilty ," Erikson said.

Honeycutt could face up to 90 days in jail.

During a break in the deliberations, Honeycutt spoke about the ordeal, saying she wished she could have testified during the trial.

"I've been alone during the entire thing, slandered and shunned by everyone," said Honeycutt. "There's a series of bad decisions that I made throughout the evening, but I am definitely not guilty of what they are accusing me of."

CLICK HERE for Angela Honeycutt's interview during deliberations

Honeycutt claimed the boys fabricated the story to cover their own bad behavior that night.

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