PORT ORCHARD — A 14-year-old boy accused of attacking a woman as she jogged on May 7 was found not guilty by a judge.
The defendant was found not guilty in Kitsap County Juvenile Court Wednesday. The case’s judge said the boy was not necessarily innocent, but that prosecutors “didn’t prove their case.”
He will not face any jail time.
The alleged victim, Jordan Monasmith, said she was “upset the system let her down” following the judge’s decision.
According to Monasmith, the boy tackled her to the ground and choked her while she was out on a springtime jog.
Monasmith said the boy tackled her to the ground and squeezed her so tightly she couldn’t scream for help.
“His body weight was too much for me to hold after running so we collapsed on the pavement,” Monasmith told Q13 FOX News.
Officers arrested the boy a short time after the alleged incident.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.