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Another Hung Jury In Sex Abuse Trial Against Former Wi-Hi Coach

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - For the second time, a Wicomico County jury comes up "hung" in the case against a former Salisbury high school football coach.

According to Wicomico County state's attorney Matt Maciarello, the jury deliberated for several hours and were unable to arrive at a unanimous verdict. The judge then declared a mistrial.

In an email, Maciarello stated that "we have great confidence in our victim, he is a courageous man. The State has not foreclosed its options in this case.  We intend to meet with our victim, the law enforcement officers that were involved in this investigation, and we will determine our next course of action."

Former Wi-Hi football coach David Nettles faces a child sexual abuse charge for a victim who was 17 at the time of the alleged abuse. Back in January, the judge declared a mistrial due to a hung jury.

This is the second victim. Last September, Nettles was acquitted of third degree sex offense after both he and a first victim testified about the alleged assault in 2007.

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