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.