Man Not Guilty Of Assault by Stephen Palkot
A Houston man accused in two separate cases of first degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child was exonerated this week in one case.
Jesse Lee Finney, of Houston stood accused of molesting a family member numerous times between May 1, 2001 and April 13, 2003. A jury found Finney not guilty Wednesday evening in the 268th District Court of Judge Brady Elliott.
Defense attorney Don Hecker said he believes the jury reached its conclusion due to the inconsistent testimony of the complainant.
“If you look at what she told the jury, the detectives, they psychologist and others, it was all different. When you look at it all, there were several times when the statement was completely different,” he said.
Prosecutor Suzy Morton said she did not wish to comment on the trial, citing Finney’s pending case of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Finney, a convicted felon who served prison time, stood to serve between 25 years to life in prison.