Ex-NYPD cop Michael Pena gets 75 to life in gunpoint sex assault on teacher

Posted by Steven G. Brill | May 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

A former NYPD officer was sentenced to 75 years to life for raping a woman in the inwood section of New York. The case made headlines due to the jury's decision to acquit the NYPD officer of the most serious offense of Rape in the First Degree and instead convict on the lesser charge of Sexual Assault. Although no reason was given for the decision, the New York Criminal Defense Attorney in the case argued that the NYPD officer attempted to Rape the woman but the sexual assault never resulted in penetration.

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Steven G. Brill

Steven Brill is a founding Partner of Sullivan Brill, LLP, which was established in 2001.  Mr. Brill concentrates his practice to Federal and State Criminal Defense, and Post-Conviction Litigation.  Steven earned a BA in history at the George Washington University and graduated with cum laude ho...


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