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'Georgetown Cuddler' to Get New Trial

The DC Court of Appeals overturned a 2010 conviction for a man who allegedly broke into the homes of male Georgetown students and assaulted them.

An Arlington man, known as the "Georgetown cuddler," will have a chance at a new trial after the DC Court of Appeals overturned his 2010 conviction, reports The Washington Post.

In 2010, Todd Matthew Thomas was convicted of five counts of first-degree burglary, one count of attempted second-degree burglary, two counts of assault and and one count of fourth-degree sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances, according to court records.

Court records explain the alleged crimes from 2007 and 2008:

"The government alleged that on six separate occasions between July 2007 and August 2008, Thomas entered or attempted to enter the homes of male Georgetown University students and, in some instances, assaulted or attempted to assault them as they slept. Aside from one assault, which occurred at 1320 35th Street, N.W., the remaining assaults all occurred in two adjoining townhomes, located at 1207 and 1209 33rd Street, N.W."

Thursday, Thomas won his appeal and will get a new trial because the judge in 2010 erred in allowing the admission of evidence of a prior sexual assault conviction in Virginia.

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