A jury on Monday acquitted a former kindergarten teacher in Chickamauga, Ga., on child molestation charges.
The five-week trial drew the attention of national media organizations amid allegations that prosecutors were on a "witch hunt" and questions were raised about the stories from the girls.
After nearly two days of deliberation, the jury found Tonya Craft, a 37-year-old mother, not guilty on all 22 counts, NBC News reported. The counts included charges of child molestation, sexual battery and aggravated child molestation.
If convicted, Craft could have faced life in prison.
Since her arrest in May 2008, Craft has been fired from her job, lost custody of her daughter, lost her home and moved with her husband to Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., about 30 miles north of where she was on trial in Ringgold.