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Man Convicted of 2001 Rape and Robbery Returns to Court Claiming Innocence

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Joseph Buffey was in court Wednesday by video chat.

Buffey was charged with robbery and rape of an 83 year old Clarksburg woman back in 2001.

Wednesday Buffey's lawyers were trying to get his charges overturned.

Buffey's lawyers said there is DNA evidence that he is not to blame, but Assistant Prosecutor David Romano argued against that.

Buffey pleaded guilty to rape and robbery charges in 2001 as part of a plea deal.