Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule in rape case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case over whether a man convicted of raping a woman should be allowed to introduce testimony about an alleged prior consensual sexual relationship.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 --- 6:35 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case over whether a man convicted of raping a woman should be allowed to introduce testimony about an alleged prior consensual sexual relationship.

The court is set to rule Tuesday in the case involving Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee.

He was found guilty of second degree sexual assault in 2011 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Sarfraz argues evidence should have been allowed showing that he had prior consensual sexual contact with the woman who said she had been raped.

A state appeals court agreed and ordered a new trial. The state appealed, putting the case before the state Supreme Court.

The appeals court had said the full extent of their relationship would allow the jury to question the allegations.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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