"They found an innocent man guilty...no DNA." Custer comments on guilty verdict during walk out of courtroom

The verdict has been reached in the trial of a Terre Haute man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2018 2:28 PM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2018 5:38 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The verdict has been reached in the trial of a Terre Haute man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint.

The jury came to a decision late Thursday afternoon in Vigo County trial of Harry Custer.

The jury found Custer guilty of seven of the nine charges against him.

That includes rape, criminal confinement, battery, and strangulation.

The victim told police Custer grabbed her from behind as she was looking for her dog.

The defense sad all along that a major piece of evidence was missing in this case...DNA.

As Custer was being walked out of the courtroom after his verdict, he said this to our crew:

"They found an innocent man guilty...no DNA."

Custer was also found guilty of being a habitual offender.

He is set to be sentenced on April 23rd.

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