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Charges proceed in case against Newport News cop

There are 140 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 19, 2009, titled Charges proceed in case against Newport News cop. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A woman testified at a preliminary hearing Friday that she was engaged in consensual rough sex with a Newport News police officer when she began hurting and told him to stop.

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Christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#1 Jun 20, 2009
Don't cops give out tickets for not "stopping" at a stop sign? Doesn't stop mean to "cease" all action? Why isn't this same theory and law being directected in this case? Apparently the rapist genes were passed to his brother who was "home" that night. Wouldn't a decent human being, related or not, come to the desperate cries of a woman?
you would think

Newport News, VA

#2 Jun 20, 2009
you would think this monster would stop. but that is what he is, a monster with no heart nor feelings when he is in that state. all i know is nomatter what the truth will be put out there and he will NEVER be able to practice his sickening acts again, nor be able to put another pair of handcuffs on anyone! that meaning in his house or on the street!
Snerdley

Norfolk, VA

#3 Jun 21, 2009
She shouldn't have agreed to be cuffed for sex anyway. Stupid woman.

Captain Like

Since: Jun 09

Norfolk, VA

#4 Jun 21, 2009
Christherapist wrote:
Don't cops give out tickets for not "stopping" at a stop sign? Doesn't stop mean to "cease" all action? Why isn't this same theory and law being directected in this case? Apparently the rapist genes were passed to his brother who was "home" that night. Wouldn't a decent human being, related or not, come to the desperate cries of a woman?
No.
My opinion

Portsmouth, VA

#5 Jun 21, 2009
The woman was vague about how long she and Miner had consensual sex before she told him to stop and was unclear on how long the sex continued after she asked him to stop, saying it was "more than 30 seconds" but "less than 15 minutes."

My opinion: 30 seconds- 15 minutes? Judge Mills might have said,“That is night and day.”

"I didn't keep track of the time," the woman testified. "I was too busy crying to keep track."

My opinion: She never cried. What’s crying got to do with not knowing how long something went on for.

Lawrence also cited the fact that the woman first told police she was raped on Dec. 6, then changed the date Dec. 20.

My opinion: Flip the dates around. She reported to police on January 13th that Miner raped her December 20th. She later changed the date to December 6th. If she were raped, she would not have forgotten the date so quick. If Miner were just another booty call night, forgetting the date would be easy to do.

And when she told police the story, she told him she sat on Miner's bed, thinking: "I don't know what just happened ... I was sitting there thinking,'Was I raped, or was I not raped?'"
My opinion: She laid on the bed wondering when she could go back over to his house again for more. This has been going on for 4 years.

If she was so sure she'd been raped, Lawrence asked, why was she confused about it?

My opinion: I wonder the same thing.

Isle of Wight Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Georgette C. Phillips, who was asked to prosecute the case to avoid conflict of interests, said that was simply what was going through the woman's mind at the time.

My opinion: First thing she seem to do after court was run to the Daily Press. She appears to like the attention. Not much going on in Isle of Wight to get her name in the paper.
Lawrence also grilled the woman about why she waited a month to report the incident. The woman explained that she delayed coming forward because she thought it "could be used against me" in a custody battle with her son and because Miner is a police officer.

My opinion: It is very unfair to Miner that she waited. If she would have left his house and went to the hospital right away, the medical reports would have cleared Miner. She controlled what happened to the evidence, not Miner.

Also, she added, "This is why I didn't come forward, because of this," the woman said — meaning having to stand before a courtroom and detail the case.

My opinion: Judge Suggs allowed her to yell at an innocent man in court. Judge Suggs allowed her mother to make many noises in court. He was not in control of his courtroom. I think she only came forward because she wanted some attention.

But she came forward after learning that Miner was charged with abducting another woman in a separate case. The woman who testified Friday said she felt guilty for not coming forward earlier to protect the other woman from harm.

My opinion: There was no sex involved in the other case. I believe that she just wanted some attention.

Both Friday's case and the other, in which Miner is charged with abduction, are scheduled to come up in Circuit Court later this year.

My opinion: Miners wishes it was next week.

Miner is under confinement at his home. During a motion on his bond hearing, Miner said, "I'm being punished for something I didn't do."
My opinion: That is very true. Miner should not be on house arrest. He has never been arrested and has a clean record. He is no flight risk. He is on house arrest because he is a police officer. Miner’s lawyer should have this entire case moved to another city.

My opinion: The commonwealth was so embarrassed from the first case; I think they spent many hours with the lady preparing her testimony.
My opinion

Portsmouth, VA

#6 Jun 21, 2009
A woman testified at a preliminary hearing Friday that she was engaged in consensual rough sex with a Newport News police officer when she began hurting and told him to stop.

But Christopher E. Miner — who is charging with raping the 37-year-old woman — wouldn't stop, she said.

The woman said that she willingly went into Miner's home after giving him a ride home from a restaurant in December. Then, the woman — who said she had sex with Miner willingly twice before — said she allowed him to put handcuffs on her and have intercourse with her.

But the cuffs "kept getting tighter," she said, and began to hurt her wrists. The sex itself, she said, also hurt.

"I started hollering,'Stop, please, you're hurting me,'" the woman testified.

But the woman said that Miner "had no response at all or any acknowledgment," and continued having intercourse with her. At one point, she said, Miner put his hand over her throat and began "cutting off my air supply," and also made her engage in an oral sex act.

Miner, 37, of Harpersville Road, is being charged with rape, sodomy and abduction with the intent to defile against the 37-year-old woman. After the hearing, General District Court Judge Bryant L. Sugg ruled that enough evidence exists to send the case to a grand jury at Newport News Circuit Court.

Miner's attorney, Robert W. Lawrence, said the entire sexual encounter was consensual. He also asserted that that sexual intercourse that becomes nonconsensual midway through is not a rape.

"So initially it was OK, but then you decide it's no longer consensual," Lawrence told the woman during examination. "So it turned into rape after you started.... That's not rape under anyone's definition."

The woman was vague about how long she and Miner had consensual sex before she told him to stop and was unclear on how long the sex continued after she asked him to stop, saying it was "more than 30 seconds" but "less than 15 minutes."

"I didn't keep track of the time," the woman testified. "I was too busy crying to keep track."

Lawrence also cited the fact that the woman first told police she was raped on Dec. 6, then changed the date Dec. 20. And when she told police the story, she told him she sat on Miner's bed, thinking: "I don't know what just happened ... I was sitting there thinking,'Was I raped, or was I not raped?'"

If she was so sure she'd been raped, Lawrence asked, why was she confused about it?

Isle of Wight Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Georgette C. Phillips, who was asked to prosecute the case to avoid conflict of interests, said that was simply what was going through the woman's mind at the time.

Lawrence also grilled the woman about why she waited a month to report the incident. The woman explained that she delayed coming forward because she thought it "could be used against me" in a custody battle with her son and because Miner is a police officer.

Also, she added, "This is why I didn't come forward, because of this," the woman said — meaning having to stand before a courtroom and detail the case.

But she came forward after learning that Miner was charged with abducting another woman in a separate case. The woman who testified Friday said she felt guilty for not coming forward earlier to protect the other woman from harm.

Both Friday's case and the other, in which Miner is charged with abduction, are scheduled to come up in Circuit Court later this year.

Miner is under confinement at his home. During a motion on his bond hearing, Miner said, "I'm being punished for something I didn't do."
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My opinion

Portsmouth, VA

#7 Jun 21, 2009
The woman said that she willingly went into Miner's home after giving him a ride home from a restaurant in December. Then, the woman — who said she had sex with Miner willingly twice before — said she allowed him to put handcuffs on her and have intercourse with her.

My opinion: They have been having sex for about 4 years now. Just twice? Try again.

But the cuffs "kept getting tighter," she said, and began to hurt her wrists.

My opinion: She was never cuffed with her hands behind her back. Once you lay on cuffs that are not doubled locked; they would get as tight as possible within seconds. They would not keep getting tighter and tighter. If I remember correctly, she stated in court that they were having consensual sex for about 10 minutes before the cuffs started to hurt and she became dry. So you mean to tell me, she had cuffs behind her back that were not doubled locked and it took 10 minutes for them to become tight. Her weight alone would have tightened them. Now imagine adding Miners weight on top of her. Miner is sort of chubby. Sorry Miner. Lol. You have time now to start that P90x program.

The sex itself, she said, also hurt.

My opinion: If I remember correctly, she said in court that she became dry and Miner would not stop having sex with her. How can a man continue to have sex with a woman who has become dry? That would also really hurt him.

"I started hollering,'Stop, please, you're hurting me,'" the woman testified.

My opinion: She never yelled. She never said stop. She never said no.

But the woman said that Miner "had no response at all or any acknowledgment," and continued having intercourse with her. At one point, she said, Miner put his hand over her throat and began "cutting off my air supply,"

My opinion: While telling her story to the Detective on January 13th, she says, I just remembered that. How could somebody ever forget that somebody cut off his or her air supple?

and also made her engage in an oral sex act.

My opinion: In her statement to police, she never said that his **** went into her mouth.

Miner, 37, of Harpersville Road, is being charged with rape, sodomy and abduction with the intent to defile against the 37-year-old woman. After the hearing, General District Court Judge Bryant L. Sugg ruled that enough evidence exists to send the case to a grand jury at Newport News Circuit Court.

My opinion: Go sit in court during other preliminary hearings. Having a case certified is as easy as turning the radio on in your car.

Miner's attorney, Robert W. Lawrence, said the entire sexual encounter was consensual. He also asserted that that sexual intercourse that becomes nonconsensual midway through is not a rape.

My opinion: I was confused about this part. If a person tells a person to stop having sex with them and they fail to stop, that is rape. She stated in court that Miner went to the door while she was leaving and tried to get her to come back inside the house. Is that what a rapist would do or is that what a friend would do if they didn’t want their friend to drive drunk?

"So initially it was OK, but then you decide it's no longer consensual," Lawrence told the woman during examination. "So it turned into rape after you started.... That's not rape under anyone's definition."

My opinion: The great Daily Press did not finish the sentence. What’s with the periods after “Started” for?
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#8 Jun 21, 2009
Hey stupid....would you like to decide who sat the bench that day?? Sugg or Mills??? Apperently you were present....lol....I love to eat people like you for inbetween snacks....too easy....just like Chris's retarded attorney....He was affective!! lolololol
I suppose that the commonwealth's attorney needs your name and address since you, as well, were there that night and can testify as to what happened. I hope that your mother, sisters, Aunts, grandmothers or even female friends never endure rape..should that ever happen I hope that you feel so much guilt and remorse for you comments that you consider ending your life.....you have no idea what's it's like to be forced to be violated. God help the day that you go to jail and are raped by another man...take it like a man....afterall you must be asking for it.
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#9 Jun 21, 2009
So agreeing to be handcuffed is the compliance to being raped?? You must have the Miner DNA as well....lol
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#10 Jun 21, 2009
Wow...you are so insightful. Another ignorgant...not stupid, but ignorant opinion. Do you know the difference between the an ignorant statement and a stupid statement? An ignorant statement means that you don't know what the hell is going on, but you spew crap out of your mouth anyway. A stupid statement means that you know the facts and yet you don't care what you spew out of your mouth...

You're a very intelligent person...Congrats.
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#11 Jun 21, 2009
My Dearest Portsmouth.....its apparent that you weren't present either....so how legitimate is your opinion?....ummmmm....not very. Just to help you with your facts, no one from the Commonwealth's team had any comment for the press. In fact, Mr. Lawrence ran to the press to make his statement...As a matter of fact I was the commonwealth was given a standing ovation outside of the courtroom by the Defense's groupies! To which we say...thank you very much for recognizing true talent on the part of Georgette Phillips....not to mention the victim. He wasn't able to even shake her testimony on any facts....even when he demanded that she pick up her own statement to follow along...I believe her response to his demand to pick it up was,,,,"NO, Im not." To which he he asked the judge to make her pick it up and he said, "NO, If she doesn't want to pick it up she doesn't have to." Wow...guess she doesn't need a manuscript to remind her of her statement! Get a grip....the truth always remains the same....Chris's defense has never been clear.. Why is that? Are they waiting to see which way the wind will blow?

Lawrence didn't expect her to not be distracted by his circles of crap. He truly thought that his earlier antics would succeed with the latter victim....not so much. That was proven that day...hey better come stronger and much smarter during the trial....atleast for Chris's sake.
giantsfan1950

Portsmouth, VA

#12 Jun 22, 2009
christherapist wrote:
My Dearest Portsmouth.....its apparent that you weren't present either....so how legitimate is your opinion?....ummmmm....not very. Just to help you with your facts, no one from the Commonwealth's team had any comment for the press. In fact, Mr. Lawrence ran to the press to make his statement...As a matter of fact I was the commonwealth was given a standing ovation outside of the courtroom by the Defense's groupies! To which we say...thank you very much for recognizing true talent on the part of Georgette Phillips....not to mention the victim. He wasn't able to even shake her testimony on any facts....even when he demanded that she pick up her own statement to follow along...I believe her response to his demand to pick it up was,,,,"NO, Im not." To which he he asked the judge to make her pick it up and he said, "NO, If she doesn't want to pick it up she doesn't have to." Wow...guess she doesn't need a manuscript to remind her of her statement! Get a grip....the truth always remains the same....Chris's defense has never been clear.. Why is that? Are they waiting to see which way the wind will blow?
Lawrence didn't expect her to not be distracted by his circles of crap. He truly thought that his earlier antics would succeed with the latter victim....not so much. That was proven that day...hey better come stronger and much smarter during the trial....atleast for Chris's sake.
Did it take you more than 30 seconds but less than 15 minutes to write that?
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#13 Jun 22, 2009
why yes....it did.....are you more upset that Chris was willing to have sex with me and not you???? Seems youre more stuck on that than anything...

Chris is a RAPIST....too bad that the third time we had sex, he decided that I didn't have a say when it came to me demanding him to stop....Since you were sitting in court I'd love for you to site the part of the hearing where I said I "cuddled." Hmmmmm.......

Go get laid.....if you can.....
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#14 Jun 22, 2009
Captain Like wrote:
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No.
To which question are you answering no to???....lol....
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#15 Jun 22, 2009
My opinion wrote:
The woman said that she willingly went into Miner's home after giving him a ride home from a restaurant in December. Then, the woman — who said she had sex with Miner willingly twice before — said she allowed him to put handcuffs on her and have intercourse with her.
My opinion: They have been having sex for about 4 years now. Just twice? Try again.
But the cuffs "kept getting tighter," she said, and began to hurt her wrists.
My opinion: She was never cuffed with her hands behind her back. Once you lay on cuffs that are not doubled locked; they would get as tight as possible within seconds. They would not keep getting tighter and tighter. If I remember correctly, she stated in court that they were having consensual sex for about 10 minutes before the cuffs started to hurt and she became dry. So you mean to tell me, she had cuffs behind her back that were not doubled locked and it took 10 minutes for them to become tight. Her weight alone would have tightened them. Now imagine adding Miners weight on top of her. Miner is sort of chubby. Sorry Miner.****. You have time now to start that P90x program.
The sex itself, she said, also hurt.
My opinion: If I remember correctly, she said in court that she became dry and Miner would not stop having sex with her. How can a man continue to have sex with a woman who has become dry? That would also really hurt him.
"I started hollering,'Stop, please, you're hurting me,'" the woman testified.
My opinion: She never yelled. She never said stop. She never said no.
But the woman said that Miner "had no response at all or any acknowledgment," and continued having intercourse with her. At one point, she said, Miner put his hand over her throat and began "cutting off my air supply,"
My opinion: While telling her story to the Detective on January 13th, she says, I just remembered that. How could somebody ever forget that somebody cut off his or her air supple?
and also made her engage in an oral sex act.
My opinion: In her statement to police, she never said that his **** went into her mouth.
Miner, 37, of Harpersville Road, is being charged with rape, sodomy and abduction with the intent to defile against the 37-year-old woman. After the hearing, General District Court Judge Bryant L. Sugg ruled that enough evidence exists to send the case to a grand jury at Newport News Circuit Court.
My opinion: Go sit in court during other preliminary hearings. Having a case certified is as easy as turning the radio on in your car.
Miner's attorney, Robert W. Lawrence, said the entire sexual encounter was consensual. He also asserted that that sexual intercourse that becomes nonconsensual midway through is not a rape.
My opinion: I was confused about this part. If a person tells a person to stop having sex with them and they fail to stop, that is rape. She stated in court that Miner went to the door while she was leaving and tried to get her to come back inside the house. Is that what a rapist would do or is that what a friend would do if they didn’t want their friend to drive drunk?
"So initially it was OK, but then you decide it's no longer consensual," Lawrence told the woman during examination. "So it turned into rape after you started.... That's not rape under anyone's definition."
My opinion: The great Daily Press did not finish the sentence. What’s with the periods after “Started” for?
We really need your name and address so we can subpoena you to be a witness....as you were there and all....Or maybe you were the sicko psycho who was peering in the window wathcing and panting over what you saw....no wonder you support the RAPIST.
christherapist

Yorktown, VA

#16 Jun 22, 2009
My opinion wrote:
The woman was vague about how long she and Miner had consensual sex before she told him to stop and was unclear on how long the sex continued after she asked him to stop, saying it was "more than 30 seconds" but "less than 15 minutes."
My opinion: 30 seconds- 15 minutes? "I don't know what just happened ... I was sitting there thinking,'Was I raped, or was I not raped?'"
My opinion: She laid on the bed wondering when she could go back over to his house again for more. This has been going on for 4 years.
My opinion: First thing she seem to do after court was run to the Daily Press. She appears to like the attention. Not much going on in Isle of Wight to get her name in the paper.

My opinion: It is very unfair to Miner that she waited. If she would have left his house and went to the hospital right away, the medical reports would have cleared Miner. She controlled what happened to the evidence, not Miner.
My opinion: Judge Suggs allowed her to yell at an innocent man in court. Judge Suggs allowed her mother to make many noises in court. He was not in control of his courtroom. I think she only came forward because she wanted some attention.
But she came forward after learning that Miner was charged with abducting another woman in a separate case. The woman who testified Friday said she felt guilty for not coming forward earlier to protect the other woman from harm.
My opinion: There was no sex involved in the other case. I believe that she just wanted some attention.
Both Friday's case and the other, in which Miner is charged with abduction, are scheduled to come up in Circuit Court later this year.
My opinion: Miners wishes it was next week.
Miner is under confinement at his home. During a motion on his bond hearing, Miner said, "I'm being punished for something I didn't do."
My opinion: That is very true. Miner should not be on house arrest. He has never been arrested and has a clean record. He is no flight risk. He is on house arrest because he is a police officer. Miner’s lawyer should have this entire case moved to another city.
My opinion: The commonwealth was so embarrassed from the first case; I think they spent many hours with the lady preparing her testimony.
Another humble, but no so accurate opinion to be typed.....how wonderful.
#1...I wasn't confused about being raped....I couldn't believe that someone whom I trusted just raped me.
#2...The commonwealth never spoke to the press....check your facts retard.
#3...I was unsure of the date because I chose to give him Grace, mercy and forgiveness and attempt to move on from this horrible tragedy.
#4...No one had to prep me for my testimony....just as I told Lawrence, I didn't need to pick up my statement to recall what happened and what I said. He made several huge mistakes and made he and Chris look like the idiots that they are.
#5...Who in the hell wants this kind of attention? People calling me a skank, whore, slut, tramp....and God knows what else....but you're right...why wouldn't I want that kind of attention?
#6...Had I gone immediately to the hospital you wouldn't be typing these words....his DNA would have been inside of me, all over my face, hair and mouth.
#7...Had I come forward that evening he wouldn't have been able to touch another woman....much less abduct the other victim.
Learn your facts and come to court....
case

Portsmouth, VA

#17 Jun 22, 2009
nobody is even talking about this case anymore. Chris has asked all his friends to just ignore the blogs and not to leave any. He felt that by us blogging, we were giving you what you wanted- attention. Your 15 minutes of fame is over. I bet you wished they put your name and picture in the paper. They have proff that his brother was home on the 6th. They have located one of your friends who is claiming that you told her a differant story. You should have stuck with the 20th. His brother was out of town that night.
case

Portsmouth, VA

#18 Jun 22, 2009
christherapist wrote:
why yes....it did.....are you more upset that Chris was willing to have sex with me and not you???? Seems youre more stuck on that than anything...
Chris is a RAPIST....too bad that the third time we had sex, he decided that I didn't have a say when it came to me demanding him to stop....Since you were sitting in court I'd love for you to site the part of the hearing where I said I "cuddled." Hmmmmm.......
Go get laid.....if you can.....
They have his phone records for the past 4 years showing how many times you called Chris at 1:45am after you left the Sandbar to stop by his house for a booty call. Tiwce? ya ok.
case

Portsmouth, VA

#19 Jun 22, 2009
christherapist wrote:
why yes....it did.....are you more upset that Chris was willing to have sex with me and not you???? Seems youre more stuck on that than anything...
Chris is a RAPIST....too bad that the third time we had sex, he decided that I didn't have a say when it came to me demanding him to stop....Since you were sitting in court I'd love for you to site the part of the hearing where I said I "cuddled." Hmmmmm.......

Go get laid.....if you can.....
Are you just mad that Chris would never kiss you or let you sleep in his bed?
case

Portsmouth, VA

#20 Jun 22, 2009
christherapist wrote:
<quoted text>
Another humble, but no so accurate opinion to be typed.....how wonderful.
#1...I wasn't confused about being raped....I couldn't believe that someone whom I trusted just raped me.
#2...The commonwealth never spoke to the press....check your facts retard.
#3...I was unsure of the date because I chose to give him Grace, mercy and forgiveness and attempt to move on from this horrible tragedy.
#4...No one had to prep me for my testimony....just as I told Lawrence, I didn't need to pick up my statement to recall what happened and what I said. He made several huge mistakes and made he and Chris look like the idiots that they are.
#5...Who in the hell wants this kind of attention? People calling me a skank,****,**** tramp....and God knows what else....but you're right...why wouldn't I want that kind of attention?
#6...Had I gone immediately to the hospital you wouldn't be typing these words....his DNA would have been inside of me, all over my face, hair and mouth.
#7...Had I come forward that evening he wouldn't have been able to touch another woman....much less abduct the other victim.
Learn your facts and come to court....
Are you a lawyer? His lawyer only wanted two questions to be answered in court and he got you to answer them after you refused and refused. That was his only mission and we all can say- Mission completed. Now you can never change those answers. Did you know that Robert is voted in as the NNPD PBA lawyer. This was done years ago after he defended a man who killed one of their own. Tells you what kind of man he is. Would also like to add that last year, he had 7 jury trials and they all were found innocent.

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