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Tyson's rape appeal denied

Tuesday 08 March 1994 00:02 GMT

The US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson who claimed that his 1992 conviction for rape was a 'grave injustice', Reuter reports from Washington.

Tyson was found guilty of raping Desiree Washington, 18, a beauty pageant contestant, in his Indianapolis hotel room in July 1991. The Supreme Court denied the appeal without comment or dissent.

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