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Pitt's Baldwin cleared of charges

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Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010
 

An Allegheny County judge Monday found Pitt receiver Jonathan Baldwin not guilty of all charges stemming from a dispute where police said he touched a woman's buttocks on a bus.

Common Pleas Judge Kevin G. Sasinoski acquitted Baldwin, 20, of one count of indecent assault and two summary charges after a brief non-jury trial yesterday.

The charges stemmed from an April 18 incident on a shuttle bus where a woman said she was walking down the bus aisle when Baldwin slapped her buttocks, according to a police affidavit.

"It should have never been there (in court), to be honest with you," said Baldwin's attorney Craig Lee. "The only reason it was there was because it was Jon. There was no evidence whatsoever, other than it was meant to be a playful gesture -- not an insult -- although Jonathan felt bad about it and wanted to apologize for it but never was presented the opportunity."

Pitt's judicial affairs department ordered him to participate in 10 hours of community service for the incident.

Baldwin earned first-team all-Big East honors for his standout sophomore season. He was a football star at Aliquippa High School before going to Pitt. He was named a U.S. Army All-American at Aliquippa.

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