Court Denies 3rd Appeal By Man Convicted of Rape, Kidnapping

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – A court has rejected the third appeal by a New York doctor who was convicted five years ago of rape, kidnapping and burglary charges in Ohio.

Charles Nguyen was found guilty of the first-degree felony charges by an Athens County Jury in August 2010. He is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors said Nguyen met the victim online and visited her in 2009. They said he bound the woman’s wrists with rope, sexually assaulted her and threatened to kill her nephew if she didn’t comply.

The Athens Messenger reports Nguyen first appealed in 2010, claiming his attorney hadn’t given him sufficient counsel. He appealed again in 2012.

The Fourth District Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed Nyugen’s convictions, rejecting his claim that his sentence was inappropriate.