Dracut Man Found Not Guilty On Several Sexual Assault Charges
Oct 19, 2017 09:19PM
● By Bill Gilman
Dracut Police Headquarters
A 22-year-old Dracut man remains behind bars, as Middlesex County prosecutors decide whether or not to re-try him on multiple counts of sexual assault.
Bryant Tuff, a one-time football star for Dracut High, stood trial this month on a series of 2014 sexual assaults.
On Wednesday, following a nine-day trial and two days of deliberations, a jury returned verdicts of not guilty on two counts of assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, assault and battery, and two counts of accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex.
However, according to court records, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on one count of assault with intent to rape, one count of assault and battery, and three counts of accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex.
A hearing has been scheduled for Monday to determine if Tuff will be released or if he will continue to be held on bail, depending on whether or not prosecutors plan to re-try the remaining charges.
The charges stem from a series of attacks with a similar M.O. that took place in 2014. In all, five women were attacked and all five had either just left a Dracut gym or were wearing workout clothes at the time of the attacks.