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A convicted rapist took the stand testifying he didn't do it

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YAKIMA, Wash.- A convicted rapist took the stand Wednesday in his second trial. Ted Bradford says he didn't do it and wants his name cleared.    

Bradford was convicted and served a nine-year sentence for rape. Now, in his retrial, Bradford says officers pressured him into confessing.  

"They asked me if there was possibility I blacked out and did it....so I responded, well based on what you're telling me its highly possible that I did it," said Bradford.

Now he wants to clear his name. If he's found not guilty, he won't have to register as a sex offender.  

But it's not so simple. Prosecutors say there are other facts and witness statements that don't add up. As for Bradford, he says officers told him the details of the assault. 

"They said handcuffs were involved and gave me a description of the victim," said Bradford.

Also on the stand, Bradford's ex-wife and three other key witnesses.

New DNA evidence in the case doesn't link Bradford to the assault but prosecutors say his previous confession is a big piece of evidence. The trial is expected to conclude over the next day. 

 

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