Man Back on Trial for Alleged 1997 Rape

A retrial is underway in Rensselaer County Court for a Petersburgh man convicted in 2001 for raping a 21 year old woman in 1997.

The conviction of Robert Gorghan was thrown out by the Court of Appeals.  The court found that Trish DeAngelis, who was an assistant district attorney at the time, improperly questioned Gorghan in his first trial.

Gorghan denies the rape ever happened.

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