NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student while teaching in New York Mills last year has been found not guilty.

The Daily Journal reports that an Otter Tail County jury acquitted 38-year-old Kris Koll of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a charge that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Defense attorney Anthony Bussa says his client is "an innocent man who's wrongfully accused," and that Koll looks forward to restoring his reputation.

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