Judge severs trials in prosecution of alleged serial rapist
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ruled that six separate trials will be held for a former college baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women.
The judge Tuesday granted a request by Clay Conway’s attorney to sever the trials involving the women he is accused of attacking.
The judge said a key issue in each case is whether the victim consented to sexual intercourse, and that when consent is a core issue, evidence of other sexual offenses is generally not admissible.
The judge also denied a request by prosecutors to admit evidence of Conway’s similar interactions with other women to show his motive, intent, and state of mind.
Conaway is a former University of Delaware baseball player. He is accused of raping the women between September 2013 and July 2018.