Troutdale man acquitted in disabled rape case

Troutdale man acquitted in disabled rape case

Troutdale man acquitted in disabled rape case

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 5:07 PM

PORTLAND -- A man accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman was acquitted by a Multnomah County judge on Thursday.

Cedric Graves, 33, of Troutdale was found not guilty on all counts by Judge Judith Matarazzo during the bench trial.

A grand jury had indicted Graves for the rape and sex abuse of a developmentally disabled co-worker in the back of his van, after he had offered to give her a ride to work.

At the time of his arrest, Graves told KGW News he didn’t do it and called the allegation a lie.

"I don’t rape females. I live with my mom and my grandmother. My parents know me. They know where I’m from. They know what I’m about.  They know where I’m going when I die,” Graves told KGW.

 

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