- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a suburban New York bartender will spend 10 years in prison for raping a German tourist after slipping a drug into her drink while she was staying at his apartment.

Dennis Edison was convicted in August of rape and sexual abuse.

Prosecutors on Long Island say the victim and a friend had met the assailant through a travel website.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says the women were staying at Edison’s Long Beach, New York apartment last November.

The victim became violently ill and went to a hospital. Doctors said her symptoms matched those of the date rape drug, but the drug was out of her system.

A judge convicted Edison based on circumstantial evidence. His attorney says the sex was consensual and an appeal is planned.

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