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Belville mayor not guilty of sexual battery charge

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Belville Mayor Jack Batson has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from an incident at his home last fall. The 70-year-old was found not guilty of sexual battery.

In October a woman accused Batson of pushing her down onto a bed, putting his hand under her shirt and touching her breast.

Neither Batson nor District Attorney Jon David have returned our request for comment on Batson’s acquittal.

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