Former Teacher Acquitted Of Gross Sexual Imposition Charges

UPDATED: Friday December 14, 2012 5:07 PM

A teacher of a now defunct religious school has been acquitted of gross sexual imposition charges.

Nickolas Mears was accused of sexually assaulting a student more than a decade ago.

A 22-year-old woman made the claims against Mears, and tearfully took the stand in court this week.

A jury acquitted Mears of the charges on Friday.

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