LAWRENCE, Kan. — A former Haskell Indian Nations University student will not be tried a third time on charges of raping another student.
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday it would not retry 22-year-old Galen Satoe.
Satoe and 21-year-old Jared Wheeler were charged with raping a 19-year-old Haskell freshman in November 2014 in their dormitory room. The men maintained the encounter was consensual.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/2q4dr37 ) Satoe’s two previous trials ended in mistrials on most of the charges.
The Douglas County attorney said it did not expect a different outcome in a third trial without more evidence.
Wheeler’s one trial ended with a hung jury in June 2016. He then pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years’ probation.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com