or–rideout-rape trial

Oregon man acquitted in 1978 rape case is now guilty of rape

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who gained notoriety in 1978 when he became the first U.S. man to be tried for raping his wife while they were living together has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women.The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/kEKylE ) John Rideout was found guilty Thursday of rape and sodomy. The verdict in Marion County followed a trial that included testimony from Rideout and the two victims — an acquaintance from his church and an ex-girlfriend.