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Accused rapist blames victim at his trial; found not guilty

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of multiple rapes took the stand Thursday claiming at least one the of the victims was a prostitute and wanted the sex.

"While we were smoking crack, she took her clothes off," suspect Frederick Smart said.

Smart is accused of raping the victim in 2013.

Prosecutors say regardless of the verdict in this case, Smart will be on trial again soon involving another victim. 

Investigators say other victims accused Smart, but did not participate in the prosecution process.

Smart already has twenty two felony convictions and has had numerous stints in jail.

Late Thursday afternoon the jury found him not guilty.

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