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Lesbian’s Cop Rapist Convicted, Faces Life Sentence

Marcus Huffman, the 39-year-old Providence cop accused of raping a lesbian woman in a police station bathroom, was convicted of first-degree sexual assault. He faces a possible life sentence, though his attorney says he plans to appeal.

The woman testified that Huffman raped her in the bathroom of a police substation in March 2007 after picking her up outside a Providence nightclub where she was turned away for being too drunk. She said she could not remember what happened inside the bathroom, but that she woke up later with her pants undone and her undergarments removed. She then walked to her aunt’s house and was taken to a hospital, where she says Huffman showed up to take her report.

Prosecutor Maureen Keough accused Huffman of taking advantage of an intoxicated and physically helpless woman. But lawyer Robert Caron attacked the woman’s credibility, suggesting she had a consensual sexual encounter with Huffman and then lied about being raped because she didn’t want to tell her girlfriend the truth. The woman identified herself at trial as a lesbian and said she hadn’t had consensual sex with a man since early in high school.

[AP]

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 17, 2010
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  • 3 Comments
    • Wen
      Wen

      ‘But lawyer Robert Caron attacked the woman’s credibility, suggesting she had a consensual sexual encounter with Huffman and then lied about being raped because she didn’t want to tell her girlfriend the truth. The woman identified herself at trial as a lesbian and said she hadn’t had consensual sex with a man since early in high school.’

      Incredible how low lawyers sink to get a defense, it should not be allowed.

      Apr 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @Wen: The lawyer isn’t the problem here. The defendant claimed to be innocent and it’s the attorney’s job to argue his defense.

      Apr 18, 2010 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DJ
      DJ

      …. and He said she consented to sex? i may be wrong but isn’t it still rape if the person is unable to give consent? “rape, in law, the crime of sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim, often through force or threat of violence. The victim is deemed legally incapable of consenting if she or he is known to be mentally incompetent, intoxicated, drugged, or below the age of consent at the time of the rape.” http://www.reference.com/browse/rape or http://www.pandys.org/whatisrape.html as well…

      May 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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