A man convicted of rape days after The New York Times ran a front-page article reportedly linking him to dozens of rapes along the East Coast has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.

In upholding the 2005 conviction of Clarence Williams, a unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, 1st Department, held that the trial court was not required to ask jurors whether they read the article, which ran in the Times on the morning of opening statements in Williams’ trial.

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