WENATCHEE — A Cashmere man charged with two counts of rape was found not guilty of one charge and the jury could not reach a verdict on the other.

Blake Alexander Badgley was accused of raping an unconscious 19-year-old woman at a party in 2018. Badgley, now 23, was charged in Chelan County Superior Court with second-degree rape and third-degree rape.

On Wednesday, a jury trial acquitted Badgley of third-degree rape, but Judge Robert Jourdan declared a mistrial on the second-degree charge after jurors could not reach a verdict.

A hearing is set for Oct. 20 when court officials will consider the status of the remaining charge.

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