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After a second trial, an Ada County jury found Zackary Byrd guilty on Wednesday of felony battery with the intent to commit rape.
Jurors found Byrd, 18, not guilty of rape, but he still faces a possible 20 years in prison on the felony battery with intent conviction.
Byrd, of Boise, was arrested in September 2018 after being accused of raping a woman. A grand jury indicted him last October and he went to trial in April, but that trial resulted in a hung jury.
This week’s trial ended in a conviction and he will be sentenced on Sept. 30 in Ada County.
Byrd has been in custody at the Ada County Jail since his 2018 arrest.
The Faces of Hope Victim Center is available for victims in need of emergency services at 417 S. 6th St. in Boise. Victims should call 911 in emergencies or call 208-577-4400 on weekdays during business hours. Faces of Hope provides free medical care and forensic examinations for victims, as well as assistance with filing police reports and mental health care.
Survivors who may need help are also encouraged to contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.