Judge to Rule on Drake Student's Bid for New Trial
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge will decide soon whether a former Drake student sentenced last month to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a fraternity brother should get a new trial.
The Des Moines Register reports a Polk County judge may rule as soon as Tuesday on Anthony Bertolone's motion.
Bertolone's lawyers argued the alleged victim's medical records suggest he may have lied about visiting mental health doctors. And the 23-year-old's lawyers say he should get a new trial or at least have a chance to investigate the issue.
Bertolone was accused of using an unidentified drug on a Sigma Chi fraternity brother and sexually assaulting him without the man's knowledge for more than seven months in 2010.
Authorities said more than 160 photos and videos were found on Bertolone's computer.
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