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UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses rape ruling

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UPDATE (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court says evidence showing that a man convicted of raping a woman had a prior sexual relationship with her was properly excluded at trial.

The court on Tuesday reversed a state appeals court ruling that found in favor of Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the appeals court to rule on other issues Sarfraz raised on appeal.

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

Sarfraz argues that evidence should have been allowed that shows he had prior consensual sexual contact with the woman who accused him of rape.

The Supreme Court disagreed, saying the evidence was properly excluded under the state's rape shield law.



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 that evidence should have been allowed that shows he had prior consensual sexual contact with the woman who accused him of rape.

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.

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