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Somerset County Gag Order Issued

A Somerset County judge issued a gag order Friday in the rape case involving suspended district attorney Jeff Thomas.

The order states that no one involved in the case, from either the prosecution or defense, is allowed to make public comments regarding proceedings, until further notice.

Thomas is accused of raping and assaulting a woman in her Windber home in September of last year.

He is set to go to trial in June and faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

Thomas has denied all allegations.

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