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Del. Judge Severs Trials in Prosecution of Serial Rape Suspect

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Clay Conway Clay Conway

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP)- A Delaware judge has ruled that six separate trials will be held for a former college baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women.           

The judge on Tuesday granted a request by Clay Conway's attorney to sever the trials involving the alleged victims.           

The judge noted that a key issue in each case is whether the victim consented to sexual intercourse, and that when consent is a core issue in a prosecution, evidence of other sexual offenses is generally not admissible.           

The judge also denied a request by prosecutors to admit evidence of Conway's similar interactions with other women to show his motive, intent and state of mind.           

Conaway is a former University of Delaware baseball player. He is accused of raping the women between September 2013 and July 2018.

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