BELTON — A Bell County grand jury cleared a 37-year-old Killeen man of multiple sexual assault charges Wednesday.

After two days of testimony, and just over 2½ hours of deliberation, the jury found Michael Shane Chick not guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Had he been convicted, Chick could have faced up to life in prison.

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