- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man falsely portrayed by a newspaper as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will stand trial on a sex assault charge.

The Sentinel & Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/2h5eT4M ) a Fitchburg judge on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss an indecent assault and battery charge in 20-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum’s case. The trial is set for Feb. 2.

Prosecutors say Barhoum assaulted a woman last year in his dorm room when he was a student at Fitchburg State University.

Barhoum’s attorney filed for a dismissal in August, claiming evidence had been destroyed.

Barhoum was 16 when he was pictured with a friend on the front page of the New York Post three days after the 2013 bombing. He sued the newspaper for defamation and reached an undisclosed settlement.

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Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com

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