Trooper sentenced to 8-10 years for rape
“The victim in this case went through a deeply traumatic experience, and she deserves great credit for bravely coming forward and recounting this incident to the jurors.”
A suspended state trooper was sentenced yesterday to at least eight years in jail for raping a 26-year-old woman and threatening to plant drugs on her if she did not comply with his advances last year, ... via The Boston Globe
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#1 Apr 21, 2007
What was the evidince in this case?
#2 May 2, 2007
Thank you. There was no Forensic evidence. What evidence at all was provided? It was her story against his. I think she was a talented story teller and that's what swayed the jury. I think she made it up for her own personal reasons.(probably a possible monetary gain or some kind of revenge) I wouldn't be surprised if she recants her story or the "guy" that was supposedly offered money changes their stories and this trooper is vindicated. I just can't beleive with a record like his, and 17 years of service that all of a sudden he would do something "stupid" like this.
#3 May 2, 2007
Why do you assume this is the first time? Perhaps it happened before and was not reported. Aren't most rapes unreported?
There's bad apples in any bunch of people, even police officers.
Personally I know neither the officer in question nor the plaintiff, and I have not heard the testimony. But I think it is a reasonable assumption that the jury heard the testimony and deliberated on it.
I'm curious as to why the officer in question did not testify.
#4 May 7, 2007
In any criminal case the defendant does not have to tesify on his/her own behalf. These cases are always difficult becasue of the way the meida sensationilizes the story. More often than not the defendant is guilty in the public eye before they even go to trial. Our system is suppose to be innoncent till proven guilty and due to the media coverage I think many are swayed before they are even selected to sit on the jury.
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