Man acquitted this month for sexual assault charged in new case of sexual assault

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A man who was found not guilty of sexual assault by a jury in Bowie County at the beginning of the month has been charged with sexual assault with a different alleged victim.

Dreylund Pierre Edwards, 26, was acquitted this month of sexual assault involving a woman who claims she was assaulted at a home in Texarkana, Texas, on Lambeth Circle following a party Aug. 22, 2018. Edwards was arrested this week on a charge of sexual assault involving a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Edwards at the same residence in January 2019.

According to a probable cause affidavit, news reports of Edwards’ acquittal led the woman to come forward. She reported that Edwards assaulted her while she was sleeping on a couch in the house after the party. Edwards allegedly offered to let the woman sleep there rather than drive home after drinking.

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The allegations in the case that ended with a not guilty verdict are very similar.

Edwards was booked into jail Monday on the charge. He was released Tuesday after posting a $100,000 bond.

Edwards faces two to 20 years in prison if found guilty of sexual assault involving the woman who claims she was assaulted in January 2019.

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