Lee Co. jury finds Auburn man not guilty of Rape and Sodomy

Crime

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – A Lee Co. jury has found an Auburn man not guilty on all charges in connection to his rape arrest back in 2017.

Jubal Camp was 18-years-old when he was arrested on a felony warrant charging him with rape, first degree after the alleged incident along Longleaf Drive.

Auburn police say Camp was arrested after an 18-year-old female victim reported she was forcibly sexually assaulted at a home, by Camp, who was an acquaintance.

Camp’s trial began this week on Monday, November 4 and lasted all week. District Attorney Brandon Hughes sent a statement to News 3.

“This was as tough of a verdict to accept as any I have ever had. The victim maintained a consistent version of events from day one and told it to multiple people over the last two years. The defendant, on the other hand, told innumerable lies to police until confronted with DNA evidence proving the assault. As long as juries put their focus on the behavior of the victim instead of that of the attacker, these cases will be difficult to prosecute; however, despite these obstacles, my office will continue seek justice on behalf of rape victims,” said Hughes.

Camp’s attorney says he was acquitted on all charges on Friday by a Lee Co. jury.

“It was a long, emotional week. But it was a great day for justice in Lee County, Alabama. I am extremely thankful to the jury for hearing all of the evidence and coming to the truth in less than 2 hours of deliberations. Jubal Camp and his family have been through hell these past two years. From being arrested as he was walking into class in front of all of his friends, to be shamed and ridiculed on social media as a rapist, to being suspended by Auburn University all due to allegations that simply did not make sense. Jubal deserved better from all of us. He is a great kid. These charges never should have been prosecuted. From here, it is my hope that both Jubal and the young lady who brought these allegations can move forward with God’s grace and accomplish all of their goals in life. Their whole lives are finally in front of them again,” shared Camp’s attorney Zach Alsobrook.

A jury returned not guilty verdicts for both the Rape and Sodomy charges levied against Camp on Friday.

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