A celebratory evening ended in horror for one young woman when she claims she was raped by a police officer, Manhattan Criminal Lawyers report.
The victim says she was coming home after celebrating a new job with her friends. At the time of the incident, she was just 27 years old. She would be returning to her home in California in just a few weeks, so it was time to experience some of what New York City had to offer, she felt.
“I wanted to do all the classic New York things I hadn’t done yet,” she explained to reporters.
There was a bottle of wine and pizza with friends, a half-bottle of champagne before her farewell party, then the farewell party itself, where the alcohol continued to flow.
“I was feeling really happy. I was buzzed,” the victim told the jury about her experience getting ready for her party. “I was excited about my party.” In Brooklyn and Staten Island these sex crimes can bring very harsh sentences if the accused is found guilty.
It was 1:30 a.m. before she got home, lying in the back of a taxi, vomiting. She was so incapacitated, the cabbie called 911 to get cops to help her. Unfortunately, these officers did her a great deal of harm, sources told Manhattan Criminal Lawyers.
The police officers did escort her to her apartment, but then they left her face down on her bed, where she could have choked on her own vomit. She passed out and that’s when she says her night become one of horror. According to her account, she was raped as she lay there, drifting in and out of consciousness.
“I woke up now to two men’s voices in my room. I could hear the walkie talkies. It was dark. Flashlights were flashing all over my bed. There was a lot of commotion. Their hands were pressing all around my mattress.” Prosecutors indicated to Manhattan Criminal Lawyers the officers may have been looking for a lighter they were afraid they’d left behind.
Cameras did much of the testifying in the trial, showing the officers leaving and entering the apartment at least twice. The victim helped by wearing a wire when she later confronted the officer accused of raping her. After some stammering, he admitted he wore a condom when he raped her.
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