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The Measly 1-Year Sentence Texas Cop Craig Nash Scored For Raping A Trans Sex Worker

Protect and serve? Or hold captive and rape? Craig Nash, a 39-year-old now-former Texas police officer, plead guilty to raping a transexual prostitute. While on duty. The female victim, who’s currently serving time in a male prison, was picked up by Nash last February, put in the back of his patrol car, and taken to an unknown location where she was forced to engage in sex acts with Nash. DNA, as well as GPS tracking and the victim’s identification of Nash in a line-up, clearly fingered him as the perp. (While Nash’s attorneys insist the sex was consensual, it doesn’t matter if you’re a cop; having sex with anybody in custody is a felony.) So how did the ex-cop do at trial? Pretty great: In a deal worked out with prosecutors, he plead guilty only to a misdemeanor “oppression” charge, agreeing never to work as a law enforcement officer in the state again. What’s more, after a second victim came forward and identified Nash as her 2008 rapist, prosecutors agreed not to pursue additional charges as part of the plea deal. It’s unclear from this news report how the victim feels about Nash’s sentencing, but let’s just say a one-year prison sentence for two rapes is, uh, bullshit.

By:           JD
On:           Jan 21, 2011
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  • 10 Comments
    • ewe
      ewe

      This “not working in the state” again has a lot of corrupt crooked cops crossing state lines daily. DISGRACEFUL.

      Jan 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      1 yr. That’s terrible. The injustice. This dude needs to be raped in prison. I’m sorry. Eye for an eye. He’ll never understand the hurt he causes unless he goes thru it. And even then, I’m not sure how much he’ll learn.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      why is it important that the person is Trans???

      and why is the Trans person in jail???

      seems like the trans person was not a reliable witness… If they were on the stand, the defense would have torn them to bits

      and yes… the cop is slime

      Jan 22, 2011 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      States really should appoint special prosecutors in criminal trials where law enforcement officers are defendants.

      State district attorney/prosecutor’s offices are, by necessity, extremely cozy with law enforcement departments, given that those departments provide the majority of the prosecution’s evidence and LEOs are very often witnesses for the prosecution in state criminal trials.

      DAs cannot aggressively prosecute LEOs because they require ongoing cooperation from law enforcement departments and individual LEOs.

      Failing to aggressively prosecute LEOs is a violation of state prosecutor’s obligation of zealousness to the people. Hence, special prosecutors should be appointed from the the criminal law bar; that is, criminal defense attorneys.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missanthrope
      missanthrope

      @JAW:

      Did you read the story? It sounds like they had plenty of evidence even if the victim’s reliability was compromised, especially on the DNA rap:

      “put in the back of his patrol car, and taken to an unknown location where she was forced to engage in sex acts with Nash. DNA, as well as GPS tracking and the victim’s identification of Nash in a line-up, clearly fingered him as the perp. (While Nash’s attorneys insist the sex was consensual, it doesn’t matter if you’re a cop; having sex with anybody in custody is a felony.)”

      And as a trans person, I’d say it’s important to mention she’s trans because trans people are disproportionally targets for crimes, especially sex workers and the fact that she was put in a men’s prison, which puts her safety in jeopardy as it would any woman.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Craig Nash has 6 children who probably are ashamed of their dad. His story is all over the net and everyone knows what he did. He’ll never be able to find a legitimate job, or even a shady job because ABSOLUTELY NO ONE wants to hire a tranny raping ex-cop. His professional life is over.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marlene
      Marlene

      @Kev C: Sorry, Kev… but there’s absolutely a great chance he’ll be able to work outside of Texas *because* he did what he did.

      Just as a reminder, gang… the sentence was for *lying* about the rape, NOT the rape itself! He was *never* sentenced for it!

      Jan 23, 2011 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      @Marlene: Who is going to hire him? He was a respected cop, made Officer of the Month several times. His reputation is ruined and every cop thinks he’s a disgrace and a freak. He’s not working as a cop anywhere.

      Jan 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marlene
      Marlene

      @Kev C: Easy… either a small town or county, especially in the south.

      Remember… he was convicted of *lying*, NOT the rape.

      Jan 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      He’s a cop, he raped a woman AND a transexual and he’s going to prison. There may be justice yet.

      Apr 2, 2011 at 2:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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