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Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen found not guilty of sexual assault
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Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen found not guilty of sexual assault

WARNING: Some readers may find details in this story disturbing. Discretion is advised. A jury has found former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault after a week-long trial.Virtanen was charged with one count of sexual assault following an investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 26, 2017. The Abbotsford, B.C., native was playing for the Canucks at the time.In May 2021, Vancouver police launched their investigation after a 23-year-old woman filed a complaint. She was 18 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Read more: Jury begins deliberations in former Canuck Jake Virtanen sex assault trial The woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, testified during the trial she verbally and physically res...