Bucks County Man Acquitted of Sex Charges in Date Rape Case

Posted on 30 October 2009

On March 15, 2009, the Defendant was arrested by members of The Warminster Township Police Department and charged with Rape and other Sexual offenses as the result of charges made against him by his former girlfriend of two years. The two had been out drinking at a local bar prior to the incident and then returned to the girlfriend’s apartment. At that point a violent argument ensued and it was during this argument that the girlfriend claimed to have been raped and sexually assaulted.

The Defendant retained Perry de Marco, Sr. shortly after his arrest. A Bucks County jury was selected on October 26, 2009. Mr. de Marco conducted an extensive cross-examination of the alleged victim in order to demonstrate that she had multiple opportunities to escape from her apartment if she was really being raped. Furthermore, her claims of injury were not supported by the medical evidence presented by the Commonwealth. On October 30, 2009, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of Rape as well as seven other sexual offenses charged against him.

This case demonstrates that Date Rape, is an extremely serious matter. It is crucial that a Defendant charged with Date Rape retain a competent and experienced lawyer as soon as possible.