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Man freed from prison after 30 years charged again with rape

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, May 04 2019 May 4, 2019 May 04, 2019 12:39 PM May 04, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a rape he says he did not commit before being freed in 2016 is now accused by police of raping a woman in January.
  
The Republican newspaper reports 50-year-old George Perrot is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Essex Superior Court on rape and other charges in connection with a Jan. 4 incident in Lawrence. He has pleaded not guilty.
  
Perrot is being held without bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.
  
Perrot was convicted and sent to prison on allegations he raped a 78-year-old woman in Springfield in 1985 when he was 17. But he was freed in 2016 based on flawed testimony about microscopic hair evidence.
  

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