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Acquitted of Rape, He’s Suing

United Press International

A defendant who was acquitted in a 1984 trial of gang-raping a woman on a pool table is suing the city of New Bedford and a policeman for alleged civil rights violations, his lawyer said today.

Virgilio Medeiros, 24, of New Bedford was found innocent in the widely publicized trial of participating in the gang rape of a 22-year-old woman at Big Dan’s Tavern in New Bedford on the night of March 6, 1983. Four other men were convicted.


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