Pennyslvania man guilty of rape

Pennyslvania man guilty of rape
BOISE (AP) — An Idaho jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of sexually assaulting a woman at her condominium near the Sun Valley ski resort in 2005.

A jury deliberated for two hours Friday before finding Jeffrey J. Marsalis, 35, guilty of one count of felony rape. He faces up to life in prison under Idaho law.

Marsalis was extradited to Idaho last fall from Pennsylvania, where he is serving a 21-year sentence for 2007 convictions on two counts of sexual assault.

In closing arguments, prosecutors recounted testimony from witnesses who say the victim, 21 at the time, was so intoxicated she couldn't even walk the night of the assault.

But defense attorney Doug Nelson says it's a case of two people who got drunk and had a one-night stand, and that she reported a rape because she was embarrassed.