PLATTSBURGH — With two alternate jurors in place, Trevor J. Donah's rape trial begin at 1 p.m. today.
Court recessed for lunch after those two reserve members of the panel were chosen this morning. Monday's session filled the 12-person jury that will hear testimony in the case.
Donah, a state trooper, is accused in this trial of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, both felonies, and five misdemeanors: two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and one charge of second-degree unlawful imprisonment.
The Plattsburgh man, 33, was found not guilty of first-degree attempted rape, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree assault in a trial in November 2013 involving a former girlfriend.
This trial, with instructions for the jury and opening statements beginning this afternoon, centers around another woman.
A third case that involves charges of rape and other crimes is also expected to go before a jury at a later date.
Coverage of this afternoon's court session will go online later today.
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