A Delaware Superior Court jury of nine women and three men found Edward “Scott” Husbands not guilty on three counts of unlawful sexual contact.
Husbands, a former assistant principal at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, was accused by three young girls of unlawfully touching them. The two-day trial culminated in a lengthy deliberation process by the jury that started around 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and stretched into the night, with the unanimous verdict finally being reached at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 3.
In the second day of testimony Nov. 2, Husbands took the stand to vehemently deny charges leveled against him.
Husbands of Milton was on trial for unlawfully touching three girls during sleepovers his daughter hosted at their home. Prosecutors said Husbands lay on air mattresses with the girls and touched their legs and genitals. Husbands' defense attorney, Stephen Welsh, has said that the case is part of a custody battle between Husbands and his estranged wife, Kim, who also took the stand to testify. Husbands, 46, had also been charged with offensive touching, but that charge was dropped on the second day of the trial for lack of evidence.