- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the case of a man who was acquitted in a 1978 rape case that attracted national attention who has been convicted of rape in a new case. (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

An Oregon man who gained notoriety in 1978 when he became the first U.S. man to be tried for raping his wife has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. He was convicted of raping and sodomizing two other women.

John Rideout received the two 100-month sentences, to be served consecutively, on Friday after speaking at length to the court and his accusers.

He was led out of the courtroom by a sheriff’s deputy, his hands cuffed to a chain around his waist.

It had been almost 40 years since he stood trial for allegedly raping his wife at their Salem apartment in front of their 2-year-old daughter. Rideout was unanimously acquitted in the case that spawned a TV movie starring Mickey Rourke and Linda Hamilton.

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7:05 a.m.

An Oregon man who gained notoriety in 1978 when he became the first U.S. man to be tried for raping his wife while they were living together has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/kEKylE ) John Rideout was found guilty Thursday of rape and sodomy. The verdict in Marion County followed a trial that included testimony from Rideout and the two victims - an acquaintance from his church and an ex-girlfriend.

It had been almost 40 years since he stood trial in the same county for allegedly raping his wife at their Salem apartment in front of their 2-year-old daughter. Rideout was unanimously acquitted in the case that spawned a TV movie starring Mickey Rourke and Linda Hamilton.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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