- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide