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Ironwood man acquitted of all charges


February 1, 2020

BESSEMER — After deliberating for roughly 4.5 hours, a jury found an Ironwood man not guilty of all charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Friday.

Jeremy James Richards, 42, was acquitted of four counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct-personal injury and one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm-strangulation.

Each of the criminal sexual conduct charges had carried a potential life sentence as the maximum punishment.

The charges had stemmed from an alleged incident involving a woman Richards had a casual, sexual “friends with benefits” relationship from roughly...

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