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Jury clears former Dartmouth student of rape

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Courtesy: Valley News-Jennifer Hauck Courtesy: Valley News-Jennifer Hauck

A Dartmouth College student was foundnot guilty of raping a fellow student.

In a case of he said, she said, thejury found in favor of the defendant.

Parker Gilbert, 21, a freshman fromLondon, was arrested last May after the alleged victim told police that Parkerentered her room uninvited and raped her.

Gilbert's lawyers told the juryencounter was entirely consensual-- a case of awkward college sex, but not acrime. Gilbert did not testify during the trial, but another female student inan adjoining room testified that she heard nothing that night indicating a rapewas taking place.

The jury deliberated for about 4.5hours before delivering the not guilty verdict Thursday.

In a picture provided by the Valley News, youcan see Gilbert's reaction after the not-guilty verdict was handed down.

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