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Published: Saturday, 3/1/2008

Spencer Township suspect in rape to be retried

A second trial date was set yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court for a Spencer Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.

Dale Boerio, 21, of 9827 Oak Place Ct., will go on trial March 11.

He is charged with two counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

A two-day trial earlier this week ended in a mistrial after the jury of eight men and four women notified Judge Linda Jennings that they could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Mr. Boerio is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy between August and September of 2007.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison because the victim was younger than 10 years old.

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