Luke Meketa found not guilty of rape charge

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

A Greencastle area man was found not guilty of sexual assault charges following a three-day trial last week.

Luke Anthony Meketa, 25, was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and simple assault on March 2, 2010. Last week in Franklin County Court, following a trial before Judge Shawn Meyers, a jury deliberated three hours before delivering a verdict of not guilty on all charges.

Meketa had been charged by Greencastle police after the female victim walked in to headquarters to report a rape, which she said occurred at her home Feb. 15.

After his arrest, Meketa was released from Franklin County Jail on $50,000 straight bail.