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Ex-NYPD Cop Gets 75 Years for Sex Attack

May 07, 2012  | 

A former New York City police officer who managed to avoid a rape conviction for a sexual attack on a schoolteacher at gunpoint was nonetheless sentenced on Monday to 75 years to life in prison, reports the New York Times.

In issuing the sentence, Justice Richard D. Carruthers of State Supreme Court in Manhattan criticized the former officer, Michael Pena, for abandoning his official oath and assaulting the 25-year-old woman "in the most brutal and degrading manner possible."

Mr. Pena, who turned 28 on Friday, was convicted in March on three counts of predatory sexual assault and related charges. Justice Carruthers declared a mistrial on two rape counts, which unlike the other counts required a finding of penetration, after the jury of eight men and four women said they were at an impasse on those charges.

Read the full New York Times story.

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Tags: NYPD, Sex Crimes, Officer Misconduct


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