Former L.A. Talker Acquitted Of Sex Charges
June 11, 2007 at 5:10 PM (PT)
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES weekend/fill-in host, retired policeman, and longtime LOS ANGELES TV newsman ROD BERNSEN was acquitted of all charges by a federal jury hearing his sexual molestation case.
BERNSEN, 59, had been charged with inappropriate contact with two 12-year-old boys in a cruise ship spa last FALL; he faced a four-year prison term if convicted. The jury rejected the prosecution's contention that the two boys had no reason to make up their stories, instead voting in favor of BERNSEN, whose defense noted various possible motives for the boys to lie, including revenge for what they thought was BERNSEN having them ejected from the spa for being under 16 years old.