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November 15, 2012

Potential juror in rape case admits lying to judge

Salem man was classmate of the suspects and victim

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“A trial before a fair and impartial jury is one of the fundamental principles of our democracy,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a press release issued yesterday.

“Had this young man succeeded in getting on this jury, it would have represented a serious miscarriage of justice for the victim of a horrific rape. This sentence sends a strong message that this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated.”

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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