Newark Man To Have Combined Trial For 2 Rape Accusations


UPDATED: Friday March 15, 2013 3:08 PM

A man accused of raping a Newark High School student will be tried once for two separate rape charges, The Newark Advocate reported on Friday.

The trial for Zakery A. Neldon, 23, is slated to start in May.

Neldon is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl while she was walking to Newark High School in October.

Newark police told 10TV News that Neldon’s arrest prompted another alleged victim to come forward.

Authorities said that a 44-year-old woman said that Neldon raped her in July.

Neldon was indicted on two counts of rape, one count of kidnapping and one count of robbery in connection with the alleged October rape. He also was indicted on one count of kidnapping an one count of attempted rape for the alleged July incident.

A judge ruled this week that the two cases could be tried together, the Advocate reported.

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Previous Stories:
December 7, 2012: Man Accused Of Raping Newark HS Student Faces Charges In Connection With Second Victim
October 25, 2012:
Man, 23, Charged In Connection With Rape Of Newark High School Student
October 11, 2012:
Police Release Picture, Video Of Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Student
October 10, 2012:
Newark High School Student Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Near School
October 10, 2012:
Alert Issued After Newark High School Student Sexually Assaulted While Walking To School

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