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Newport News cop acquitted of sexual assault charges

There are 77 comments on the WTKR story from Jan 26, 2010, titled Newport News cop acquitted of sexual assault charges. In it, WTKR reports that:

After deliberating for just under an hour, a Newport News Circuit Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a former Newport News police officer of both of the sexual assault charges against him.

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The plea agreement

Newport News, VA

#1 Jan 26, 2010
This was offered to Miner after the first day of the trail was completed. Miner stated that he would rather take the chance of being an innocent man sent to prison.

VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

v. Crim. No. 09-1303, 09-1304, and 09-1305


CHRISTOPHER E. MINER

PLEA AGREEMENT

This day come the defendant, Christopher E. Miner, in person, and his attorney, Robert W. Lawrence, and the Attorney for the Commonwealth, and represent to the Court that the parties have entered into the following plea agreement, in accordance with Rule 3A:8 of the Supreme Court of Virginia:

1. The defendant has been indicted by the Grand Jury of this Court for three felonies: namely, one count of rape, in violation of §18.2-61 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, one count of abduction with the intent to defile, in violation of §18.2-48 and one count of forcible sodomy, in violation of §18.2-67.1 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

2. The defendant agrees to plead guilty to one count of sexual battery as charged in amended indictment #09-______, whereupon the Commonwealth will move to Nolle Prosequi the remaining indictments.

3. This is an agreement for a specific sentence. It is understood and agreed among the parties hereto, that the defendant will receive a sentence of twelve (12)months with all but time served suspended. The suspended sentence will be conditioned upon the defendant’s good behavior for a period of twenty-four (24) months. The defendant’s suspended sentence is specifically conditioned upon no contact with the victim or any members of her family. Furthermore the parties agree that pursuant to this agreement, the defendant will not seek or obtain employment in law enforcement.

4. The defendant agrees promptly to pay all costs of Court.

5. It is specifically represented that no Judge of this Court participated in any discussion leading to this agreement.

6. The defendant acknowledges that each and every aspect of this agreement and the effects thereof have been fully and adequately explained to him by his attorneys, and that he, the defendant, has entered into this agreement freely and voluntarily, and that this written agreement is the total agreement between the parties. The defendant affirmatively declares that there have been no other inducements, promises, or threats made, or coercion of any kind imposed upon him or suggested to him by the Attorney for the Commonwealth, by any agent of the Commonwealth, or by any other person, and he requests the Court to accept this agreement.

Entered into this the ______ day of January 2010, at Isle of Wight, Virginia, by:

__________
Defendant

__________
Attorney for the Defendant

__________
Attorney for the Commonwealth

Filed:_________

Accepted:_________

__________
Judge
PBA

Newport News, VA

#2 Jan 26, 2010
I wonder if they will have to give him his job back or will he have to sue The City and a Sly Fox.
Insider

Yorktown, VA

#3 Jan 27, 2010
He is still facing abduction charges, very serious. If it's the same cop, I may be wrong on the charge, since so many cops have been arrested.
SmallVoices

Newport News, VA

#4 Jan 28, 2010
Was money the motive for these women?
SmallVoices

Newport News, VA

#5 Jan 28, 2010
I guess after she sobered up, she realized that she had to keep the lie going in order to get custody of her children. Woops, wouldn't want that to come out in a custody case being a liar, filing a false police report, etc.
other blog

Newport News, VA

#6 Feb 1, 2010
where

Newport News, VA

#8 Feb 13, 2010
where did the other bogs go? Guess V did not like people tearing apart his cases. V, you should be fired.
Concerned

Newport News, VA

#9 Feb 13, 2010
As a taxpayer I am truly concrned about the expense of another trial for Chris Miner. It was clear from reading the previous blogs that the detective who arrested him jumped the gun and was looking for a promotion. According to the hundreds of comments made someone in authority should have taken control of this situation instead of Ms. Wilihite telling the attorney handling the case what to do.
Wow

Newport News, VA

#10 Feb 13, 2010
What happened to the previous blogs? Suddenly they were removed. Why
The truth

Newport News, VA

#11 Feb 13, 2010
You need to inform your readers that this girl lied about the pictures and the judge at the preliminary said her testimony was like night and day from her initial statement. He said "this gives me great concern". The implication is that Mr. Miner has problems, which is so far from the truth; however the truth will set him free.
notsomuch

Yorktown, VA

#12 Feb 13, 2010
Concerned wrote:
As a taxpayer I am truly concrned about the expense of another trial for Chris Miner. It was clear from reading the previous blogs that the detective who arrested him jumped the gun and was looking for a promotion. According to the hundreds of comments made someone in authority should have taken control of this situation instead of Ms. Wilihite telling the attorney handling the case what to do.
Just so you get your facts straight...."V" as everyone refers to him, didn't go out and get warrants. Internal affairs was involved as was the Chief of Police. "V" couldn't do anything until he was given the "ok" by higher ups. It took a month for the investigation to be complete at which time the warrants were issued.

So far as Christopher E. Miner being terminated, his termination had nothing to do with the outcome of his trial with Gamble. He was terminated in December, waaaaay prior to the trial date. His termination was based, solely, on the FACTS that internal affairs acquired through testimony of women and fellow officers.

So before anybody goes spewing diarrhea out of their mouths....get it straight and know what your talking about. And if you weren't there the night of the "alleged" rape or the abduction of the second victim....shut your pie hole.

And you all were shut down because you underestimate me......
notsomuch

Yorktown, VA

#13 Feb 13, 2010
The plea agreement wrote:
This was offered to Miner after the first day of the trail was completed. Miner stated that he would rather take the chance of being an innocent man sent to prison.
VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
v. Crim. No. 09-1303, 09-1304, and 09-1305
CHRISTOPHER E. MINER
PLEA AGREEMENT
This day come the defendant, Christopher E. Miner, in person, and his attorney, Robert W. Lawrence, and the Attorney for the Commonwealth, and represent to the Court that the parties have entered into the following plea agreement, in accordance with Rule 3A:8 of the Supreme Court of Virginia:
1. The defendant has been indicted by the Grand Jury of this Court for three felonies: namely, one count of rape, in violation of §18.2-61 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, one count of abduction with the intent to defile, in violation of §18.2-48 and one count of forcible sodomy, in violation of §18.2-67.1 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.
2. The defendant agrees to plead guilty to one count of sexual battery as charged in amended indictment #09-______, whereupon the Commonwealth will move to Nolle Prosequi the remaining indictments.
3. This is an agreement for a specific sentence. It is understood and agreed among the parties hereto, that the defendant will receive a sentence of twelve (12)months with all but time served suspended. The suspended sentence will be conditioned upon the defendant’s good behavior for a period of twenty-four (24) months. The defendant’s suspended sentence is specifically conditioned upon no contact with the victim or any members of her family. Furthermore the parties agree that pursuant to this agreement, the defendant will not seek or obtain employment in law enforcement.
4. The defendant agrees promptly to pay all costs of Court.
5. It is specifically represented that no Judge of this Court participated in any discussion leading to this agreement.
6. The defendant acknowledges that each and every aspect of this agreement and the effects thereof have been fully and adequately explained to him by his attorneys, and that he, the defendant, has entered into this agreement freely and voluntarily, and that this written agreement is the total agreement between the parties. The defendant affirmatively declares that there have been no other inducements, promises, or threats made, or coercion of any kind imposed upon him or suggested to him by the Attorney for the Commonwealth, by any agent of the Commonwealth, or by any other person, and he requests the Court to accept this agreement.
Entered into this the ______ day of January 2010, at Isle of Wight, Virginia, by:
__________
Defendant
__________
Attorney for the Defendant
__________
Attorney for the Commonwealth
Filed:_________
Accepted:_________
__________
Judge
Okat, once again somebody else is obviously illinformed....I knew nothing of the plea agreement that was offered to Christopher E. Miner. Because there's no way I would have EVER even thought twice about the agreement....I didn't find out about the agreement until the next day when I was told about the article in the paper. To boot, I was NEVER told that the Abduction charge was going to be dropped either....He is guilty as hell....just because he was found not guilty doesn't mean the attacke didn't happen. And since all of you were there that night, why is it that none of you testified?? Oh yeah, that's right....his lying brother said he was sure he was there, but couldn't remember what i was wearing or what he was doing.....what a reliable source... I suppose I would lie for my brother too......to save his butt
seek help

Newport News, VA

#14 Feb 13, 2010
notsomuch wrote:
<quoted text>
Just so you get your facts straight...."V" as everyone refers to him, didn't go out and get warrants. Internal affairs was involved as was the Chief of Police. "V" couldn't do anything until he was given the "ok" by higher ups. It took a month for the investigation to be complete at which time the warrants were issued.
So far as Christopher E. Miner being terminated, his termination had nothing to do with the outcome of his trial with Gamble. He was terminated in December, waaaaay prior to the trial date. His termination was based, solely, on the FACTS that internal affairs acquired through testimony of women and fellow officers.
So before anybody goes spewing diarrhea out of their mouths....get it straight and know what your talking about. And if you weren't there the night of the "alleged" rape or the abduction of the second victim....shut your pie hole.
And you all were shut down because you underestimate me......
Is the Sandbar closed tonight? Miner will get his job back. Gamble, you really need help. Go seek it. You have so many facts confused but we all know, you can talk yourself into believing anything. Do you hear voices? What are they telling you?
seek help

Newport News, VA

#15 Feb 13, 2010
notsomuch wrote:
<quoted text>
Okat, once again somebody else is obviously illinformed....I knew nothing of the plea agreement that was offered to Christopher E. Miner. Because there's no way I would have EVER even thought twice about the agreement....I didn't find out about the agreement until the next day when I was told about the article in the paper. To boot, I was NEVER told that the Abduction charge was going to be dropped either....He is guilty as hell....just because he was found not guilty doesn't mean the attacke didn't happen. And since all of you were there that night, why is it that none of you testified?? Oh yeah, that's right....his lying brother said he was sure he was there, but couldn't remember what i was wearing or what he was doing.....what a reliable source... I suppose I would lie for my brother too......to save his butt
It just shows you that they really did not believe your story. I bet they are so happy not to have to deal with you anymore. After you testified, Miner's lawyer could have said "We Rest" and Miner still would have been found not guilty. You should have seen the way the jury was looking at you while you testified. Seek help while your still young.
Watch III

Newport News, VA

#16 Feb 14, 2010
Question? Are all Detective V's arrest this sad? Why is he a detective if he brings crap to court like this?
notsomuch

Yorktown, VA

#17 Feb 16, 2010
Watch III wrote:
Question? Are all Detective V's arrest this sad? Why is he a detective if he brings crap to court like this?
Because it's his job..if this were any cops mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, whom would they be looking to? Detective "V." He did his job because he is a detective and he is required to investigate EVERY crime. Even if it means that the perp is an officer. Why is he expected to do his job when the investigation involves another police officer? If one of your female family members were attacked or violated by an officer, would you not want to bring him justice? The answer is very simplisic...of course you would. The fact remains that the only two people Chris's home that night were me and Chris. Taking out all of the emotion and deceitful testimony from his "brother," consider this....Would you not lie to keep your family from going to prison? His brother had EVERY reason to lie....Why would I lie? By Chris's very own, we had a "relationship" prior to the "alleged" rape. If we were on such great terms, then what would I have to gain? Chris and I had a mutual friendship over the last four years. So far as many of his "groupies" have claimed, I "did" it for attention. If you refer to what some of his "groupies" have spewed, there were "16" men ready to testify that they have had sex with me. So, consider this....if I was getting laid all over the place, then why would I be seeking attention?

As far as trying to sue Christopher Miner for money...thats a joke. What money? He's lost his job, has a criminal record and has had to forke out thousands for his attorney...not to mention bail money....I don't want any rape money from him.....he can't give me back what he took from me. Can he replace the hair that he RIPPED out of my head? Can he fix the nerve damage done by the handcuffs that he wouldn't free me from?.....Even OJ's trial had DNA evidence and the jury still acuitted...he was still monetarily responsible...I can sue him and hold him financially responsible...whats the point of that? Nothing...I got justice!!! He lost his job, he has a criminal record that can NEVER be exponged. As he is in the process of appealing his termination, he will not be reinstated. The fact remains that Christopher E. Miner, was terminated due to the facts investigated and revealed to and by Internal Affairs. Per the facts of said investigation the Newport News Police Department found him guilty of Behavior Unbecoming of an Officer.

Digest that....
u need it

Newport News, VA

#18 Feb 16, 2010
notsomuch wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it's his job..if this were any cops mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, whom would they be looking to? Detective "V." He did his job because he is a detective and he is required to investigate EVERY crime. Even if it means that the perp is an officer. Why is he expected to do his job when the investigation involves another police officer? If one of your female family members were attacked or violated by an officer, would you not want to bring him justice? The answer is very simplisic...of course you would. The fact remains that the only two people Chris's home that night were me and Chris. Taking out all of the emotion and deceitful testimony from his "brother," consider this....Would you not lie to keep your family from going to prison? His brother had EVERY reason to lie....Why would I lie? By Chris's very own, we had a "relationship" prior to the "alleged" rape. If we were on such great terms, then what would I have to gain? Chris and I had a mutual friendship over the last four years. So far as many of his "groupies" have claimed, I "did" it for attention. If you refer to what some of his "groupies" have spewed, there were "16" men ready to testify that they have had sex with me. So, consider this....if I was getting laid all over the place, then why would I be seeking attention?
As far as trying to sue Christopher Miner for money...thats a joke. What money? He's lost his job, has a criminal record and has had to forke out thousands for his attorney...not to mention bail money....I don't want any rape money from him.....he can't give me back what he took from me. Can he replace the hair that he RIPPED out of my head? Can he fix the nerve damage done by the handcuffs that he wouldn't free me from?.....Even OJ's trial had DNA evidence and the jury still acuitted...he was still monetarily responsible...I can sue him and hold him financially responsible...whats the point of that? Nothing...I got justice!!! He lost his job, he has a criminal record that can NEVER be exponged. As he is in the process of appealing his termination, he will not be reinstated. The fact remains that Christopher E. Miner, was terminated due to the facts investigated and revealed to and by Internal Affairs. Per the facts of said investigation the Newport News Police Department found him guilty of Behavior Unbecoming of an Officer.
Digest that....
Gamble. Go get help.

V only arrested Miner because his first case fell apart. During the trial, the judge asked the commonwealth if there were any case laws in Virginia in reference to complaints like this. Guess what their answer was.NO THERE IS NOT BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE NOT USALLY PROCECUTED

V, Fox, NNPD and the city of Newport News BE PREPARED FOR LAWSUITS

Appealing his termination HE WILL BE BACK TO WORK if the city does not give him his job back, they will be paying lots of money for wrongful termination.

Think about it Gamble. They paid him for over 11 months but since they thought it would help their case to be able to tell the jury he was fired, they fired him.

Your sick Gamble. You really need help.
Watch II

Newport News, VA

#19 Feb 16, 2010
notsomuch wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it's his job..if this were any cops mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, whom would they be looking to? Detective "V." He did his job because he is a detective and he is required to investigate EVERY crime. Even if it means that the perp is an officer. Why is he expected to do his job when the investigation involves another police officer? If one of your female family members were attacked or violated by an officer, would you not want to bring him justice? The answer is very simplisic...of course you would. The fact remains that the only two people Chris's home that night were me and Chris. Taking out all of the emotion and deceitful testimony from his "brother," consider this....Would you not lie to keep your family from going to prison? His brother had EVERY reason to lie....Why would I lie? By Chris's very own, we had a "relationship" prior to the "alleged" rape. If we were on such great terms, then what would I have to gain? Chris and I had a mutual friendship over the last four years. So far as many of his "groupies" have claimed, I "did" it for attention. If you refer to what some of his "groupies" have spewed, there were "16" men ready to testify that they have had sex with me. So, consider this....if I was getting laid all over the place, then why would I be seeking attention?
As far as trying to sue Christopher Miner for money...thats a joke. What money? He's lost his job, has a criminal record and has had to forke out thousands for his attorney...not to mention bail money....I don't want any rape money from him.....he can't give me back what he took from me. Can he replace the hair that he RIPPED out of my head? Can he fix the nerve damage done by the handcuffs that he wouldn't free me from?.....Even OJ's trial had DNA evidence and the jury still acuitted...he was still monetarily responsible...I can sue him and hold him financially responsible...whats the point of that? Nothing...I got justice!!! He lost his job, he has a criminal record that can NEVER be exponged. As he is in the process of appealing his termination, he will not be reinstated. The fact remains that Christopher E. Miner, was terminated due to the facts investigated and revealed to and by Internal Affairs. Per the facts of said investigation the Newport News Police Department found him guilty of Behavior Unbecoming of an Officer.
Digest that....
I find it sad when people who are liars and want people to believe them, they always bring up the OJ case.

Just to teach you about records, once a person is found not guilty, all they have to do is file a form with the court to have the entire matter removed from their record.
Sandbar

Newport News, VA

#20 Feb 16, 2010
Attention seeking Gamble has written again. Why is the Sandbar closed on a Tuesday night?
Mr Gamble

Newport News, VA

#21 Feb 16, 2010
Gamble, are you off your medication again

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