PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Logan Storm was found not guilty of molesting two girls in a swimming pool in July 2007.
A jury returned the 10-2 verdict after a short deliberation Friday following a brief trial this week.
On May 15, 2013, Storm was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on the sex abuse charges.
One of his accusers took the stand during the trial.
The girl, now 18, was 11 when the alleged molestation happened in a Mount Scott swimming pool.
“It was a crowded pool so it didn’t really seem, I didn’t know for sure – like it could have been an accident – so then I just let it go,” she testified. “And then it happened again in the same area so I knew it wasn’t an accident, and it was by the same person.”
His defense attorney, Michael Levine, argued Storm may have been misidentified. He said the pool was very crowded and these accusations are from seven years ago.
That likely played a factor in the jury’s decision.
“Well, you never know what to expect but we’re pleased justice was done,” Levine said. “Very pleased the jury was able to see the weaknesses in the government’s case and the dangers in bringing a case seven years after the fact. I think justice was done.”
Storm, the one-time Beaverton math teacher, is already serving an 8-year sentence on a child pornography conviction.
Storm was led away in handcuffs after the verdict.
During the trial he appeared in street clothes, not a prison jumpsuit, and the jurors were not told of his current incarceration in prison.