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Noah Madrano declines plea deal, federal trial to go ahead in August: victim’s family

Noah Madrano, the man charged with raping an Edmonton girl, turned down a plea deal in the United States on Friday and will go to trial in August, the victim’s family told CTV News Edmonton.

On Thursday, Clackamas County’s deputy district attorney asked the state judge to impose a Friday 5 p.m. PT deadline for the decision, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told CTV News Edmonton.

The federal trial is scheduled for Aug. 19.

“We were anxiously anticipating a realistic plea deal with the defendant where justice would be served appropriately,” the victim’s family told CTV News Edmonton after the decision in Oregon. “As a family of victims, our lives have been forever impacted with trauma and we’ve been hanging in the balance for almost two years.”

“We are disheartened that he would not plead guilty today with the incentive of not going to prison for life.

“However, we remain strong and are prepared to go to trial.”

Madrano faces six federal charges, in addition to state charges, including travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact, possession of child pornography and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

None of the charges have been proven in court. The trial has been rescheduled several times.

Madrano was arrested in Oregon on July 2, 2022, and the missing girl was found. She had disappeared from Edmonton on June 24.

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