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Rape conviction vacated

Indictment waiver was defetive

A state appeals court has dismissed a guilty plea to rape charges because of inaccuracies in the charging documents. Defendant Paul Meeks, 27, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in Onondaga County Court before Judge Stephen J. Dougherty in April 2018. Meeks was sentenced to up to 13 years in prison. In a decision released Friday, the Appellate Division ...