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In Ryan Romo Case, ‘Truth and Justice Prevailed,’ Attorney Says

A statement by Romo family attorney Mark Senter.

Ryan Romo underwent a four-hour polygraph test, during which no “red flags” were raised, a family attorney told reporters Tuesday afternoon. Romo, 19, was arrested in late October for allegedly raping a 16-year-old classmate in the backseat of his Chevy Tahoe following a concert at the Palladium Ballroom. A grand jury declined to indict Romo on sexual assault charges yesterday.

Since the arrest, Romo has been finishing his senior year of Highland Park High School from his house, rarely going outside, said civil attorney Mark Senter. Baseball scholarship offers for Romo dried up following the arrest, Senter said, as did any prospect of  professional baseball career.

“This is akin to the kids who were seniors in New Orleans when Katrina came through…it’s a horrible setback,” he said.

During the polygraph Romo was asked about his intent, what was said in the backseat of the Tahoe, and what was done. He passed “with flying colors,” Senter said.

When asked whether the alleged victim was lying, Senter responded, “I believe her version of what transpired in the back seat is not accurate.” He would not comment on a possible civil lawsuit by the Romo family, saying only “we have not considered any civil litigation at this point.”