DA: Army National Guard Recruiter accused of rape will face three trials

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. – Robert Haas was once a well-respected Army National Guard Recruiter but now authorities say the man used his position to gain the trust of women and then take advantage of them.

Haas, 36, is accused of raping two women in Washington County and strangling a third. He is facing three separate trials: two in Washington County and one in Warren County. Authorities say there could be more victims.

Haas was arrested in April. Authorities said Haas met his victims through his position as a military recruiter as well as through various dating websites.

Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan said one of the victims didn’t even know she was sexually assaulted. He said Haas drugged her. Jordan said they found a video of Haas’ raping the victim. That video was recovered along with thousands of photos.

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