- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A New York man ordered to stand trial on charges he raped two Pittsburgh women in 1992 allegedly told a detective he chose the victims because “they had beautiful legs.”

Sixty-one-year-old Arthur Fryar, of Brooklyn, was arrested in September after a DNA sample he submitted to a national database after an unrelated New York arrest. That sample was tentatively matched to samples taken from the women who testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Fryar’s defense attorney, Jeffrey Weinberg, says a more definitive test using another DNA swab taken from Fryar since his arrest would result in a long prison sentence if it also links him to the crimes.

Weinberg says he may challenge the charges under a Pennsylvania law that gives authorities only a small window of time to bring charges for decades-old sex assaults.

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