Judge dismisses a retrial for Yakima attorney

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YAKIMA Wash. -- A Judge has dismissed a retrial for a Yakima attorney facing charges for indecent liberties after he was accused of groping an employee.

Kittitas County Superior Court Judge Candace Hooper decided that the charge against George Hansen was to be dismissed without prejudice.

This means prosecutors can bring up the charge any time before the statute of limitations runs out in 2019.

The charge for indecent liberties was dismissed after two juries couldn’t decide if Hansen was guilty or not.

Back in April the jury had found Hansen not guilty for attempted rape and not guilty for unlawful imprisonment.

Defense Attorney David Allen says they feel like they won the case and showed Hansens innocence.

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