Canton Man Hoping to be Cleared in 1996 Rape, Assault

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Canton man who did 13 years prison time for rape is hoping for a new trial, now that it’s been determined his DNA was not a match to the rape kit.

48-year-old Eric Brunner has been working with the Ohio Innocence Project.

With a new trial, his conviction could be vacated.

Brunner was arrested and convicted in a sexual assault and attempted rape inside a Canton home in January of 1996.

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