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SD Rape Conviction Overturned; Possible Prior Victimization Deemed Relevant


The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the rape conviction of a South Dakota man.

At trial, the federal prosecutor brought in an expert witness to tell what characteristics a rape victim might display.

But the judge would not allow the defense to allege that the victim's trauma might have come from an earlier rape.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.