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A Boston man convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend is asking the Supreme Judicial Court to grant him access to records from a rape crisis center she visited.

Tyrone Sealy says the records could show she had a motive to lie since she applied for a visa after reporting the rape. He claims the woman from Trinidad and Tobago reported a different sexual attack in 1990 and then received a temporary work permit in the U.S.

Prosecutors say there’s no connection between the visa application and work permit and the rape crisis center records are protected by attorney-client privilege.

The court is slated to hear arguments Jan. 9.

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