Two men facing rape charges in unrelated cases are scheduled for trial today.
Andre Grier, 26, and Jason C. Howell, 22, each face several charges, records state.
Grier is accused of breaking into a Columbus home on June 16, 2009, assaulting four people, keeping them against their will and raping a 19-year-old woman, his indictment states.
Howell is accused of going to a friend’s Midland home on June 10, 2011, where he raped and molested a 14-year-old girl, police said.
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Attorneys were scheduled to pick juries for both men today. Opening statements could occur in both cases this afternoon, authorities said.