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Man Wrongfully Linked to Boston Marathon Bombing Will Stand Trial for Sex Assault Charge

Barhoum is accused of sexually assaulting a female student in his dorm room at Fitchburg State University

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    Man Wrongfully Linked to Boston Marathon Bombing Will Stand Trial for Sex Assault Charge
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    The student who was wrongfully accused of being a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will stand trial in February for sexual assault.

    A judge denied a motion to dismiss the case against Salaheddin Barhoum, 20, of Revere, who had been charged with assault and battery, according to The Sentinel & Enterprise.

    Barhoum is accused of sexually assaulting a female student in his dorm room at Fitchburg State University. The woman was a student at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

    Barhoum was pictured with a friend on the front page of the New York Post three days after the 2013 bombing. The newspaper had wrongly identified the two as suspects in the bombing.

    He sued the newspaper for defamation and reached an undisclosed settlement.