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Belville mayor not guilty of sexual battery charge

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Belville Mayor Jack Batson has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from an incident at his home last fall. The 70-year-old was found not guilty of sexual battery.

In October Christy Hinnant accused Batson of pushing her down onto a bed, putting his hand under her shirt and touching her breast.

Batson has not returned our call for comment on his acquittal.

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