Mistrial Declared in Assault Trial

Follow-up story to this original story.

A mistrial has been declared in the case against a Coudersport area man who was accused of having indecent sexual conduct with two teenaged girls. It’s now up to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office whether to seek a new trial.

Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in their deliberations following last week’s trial of 56-year-old Kevin Kenyon. He was represented by Coudersport attorney George Stenhach. The Attorney General’s office prosecuted after Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson recused himself due to a potential conflict of interest.

Judge Stephen Minor also disqualified himself from presiding due to a potential conflict, so Senior Judge John Leete was on the bench. Judge Leete found Kenyon not guilty of harassment following the jury’s dismissal.

The Attorney General’s office could ask for a new trial, seek a plea arrangement, or opt not to further pursue the case.

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