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Bridgeport Man Acquitted In Connection With Rape At Sacred Heart

Alfonso Reid of Bridgeport was found not guilty in connection with the rape of a student from Sacred  Heart University last year.
Alfonso Reid of Bridgeport was found not guilty in connection with the rape of a student from Sacred Heart University last year. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A jury acquitted a Bridgeport man Wednesday in connection with the rape of a student at Sacred Heart University.

Alfonso "Fonzie" Reid, 39, was found not guilty of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. According to a report on CTPost.com, jurors said they did not believe either side as they deliberated the case. The four-women, two-men jury deliberated three hours before announcing the verdit.

The story said the woman admitted her memory of the night was hazy because of intoxication and a pill that she claimed Reid forced her to take. She also told the jury she told Reid no and attempting to kick him away from her as he allegedly raped her in his Scofield Avenue home last March.

Reid, a convicted felon, did not testify at the trial. Click here for the CTPost.com story.

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