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BOXLEY SEX PLEA (Dumbocrat raped staffer, cops plea using diversity defense)
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| December 23, 2003
| KENNETH LOVETT and FREDRIC DICKER
Posted on 12/23/2003 4:16:04 AM PST by Liz
DONE DEAL: Michael Boxley leaves the Albany court yesterday after agreeing to register as a sex offender.
Skip Dickstein/Albany Times Union
ALBANY - A former top aide to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday entered a surprise plea to settle a rape charge against him and will have to register as a sex offender - but will avoid any prison time.
J. Michael Boxley, who was the Assembly's top lawyer, pleaded guilty in Albany County Court to a misdemeanor charge of sexual misconduct in a case involving a night of drinking between him and a young legislative staffer that ended with charges of rape in her apartment.
As part of the plea deal, Boxley - who was hit with a similar charge from another woman three years ago, which resulted in no criminal charges - will face six years of probation and a $1,000 fine when he is sentenced before state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Keegan Feb. 9.
The once-powerful legislative aide will also have to register with the state as a sex offender.
Boxley, 43, was scheduled to appear in court for a routine pretrial hearing when the surprising plea agreement was announced.
"We spoke at length to the victim, whose primary concern was that he be held accountable and admit to the offense. He did that," said Albany County District Attorney Paul Clyne.
"It's an appropriate plea given the difficulties that trials involving acquaintance situations pose," he added. "She's satisfied with the plea, and it spares her the ordeal of a trial."
Boxley, who made $130,395 a year with the Assembly, had been indicted on four charges that he twice raped a 22-year-old legislative staffer in her apartment after a night of drinking on June 10.
He was arrested and led out of his Capitol office in handcuffs and could have faced 25 years in prison if he had been convicted at trial.
Boxley, who left his job with Silver in late June and left the payroll in October after using up leave and vacation time, could not be reached for comment.
His lawyer, E. Stewart Jones, maintained Boxley's innocence and said he pleaded guilty because he wasn't confident he would find an impartial, racially diverse jury in Albany.
In accepting the deal, Boxley acknowledged having sexual intercourse with the woman without her consent.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boxley; michaelboxley
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One can certainly understand the woman's reluctance to go to trial by accepting Boxley's plea deal. But what about our culture that this brutally raped by this lowlife? Where is the recompense? Where is the justice for Boxley's debasing our culture?
Why isn't Boxley losing his license to practice law?
Wadda you wanna bet he goes back to his old job with Dumbocrat Speaker Silver? Silver was told about the rape years ago and did nothing to help the rape victim. Instead Silver aided and abetted the Boxley creep, shielding him from justice. Silver even managed to keep Boxley on the state payroll using bogus excuses about past leave and vacation pay.
posted on 12/23/2003 4:16:05 AM PST
Funny. The article doesn't mention he's a Dem. How very odd. LOL
posted on 12/23/2003 4:20:41 AM PST
Wadda you wanna bet he goes back to his old job with Dumbocrat Speaker Silver?
That's just what I was wondering.
Bump. I'm sure this will be prominently featured in the NY Times, with party identification.
posted on 12/23/2003 4:35:34 AM PST
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Heck is is a real Clinton Democrat isnt he?Maybe he will end up with Terry's job after this election. He sure would fit right in.
posted on 12/23/2003 4:47:13 AM PST
Is it a surprise to anyone that a black Democrat....with some juice........can get away with anything?
You forget. The Left has no problem with one of their own committing rape (i.e., a Kennedy, a Clinton, etc.; and now, a Boxley).
posted on 12/23/2003 4:56:40 AM PST
Notice how he just can't resist lobbing the racial hand-grenade? He would have asserted his rights to a jury trial, but he can't get a racially diverse jury amongst all of those sheet-wearing, cross-burning, racist SOB's in Albany...
posted on 12/23/2003 5:08:52 AM PST
(There's no such thing as idiot-proof, only idiot-resistant. The ingenuity of idiots knows no bounds)
Yeah, after all, rape is only a crime of passion (/sarcasm).
posted on 12/23/2003 7:04:07 AM PST
To: FreedomPoster; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Timesink
I'm sure this will be prominently featured in the NY Times, with party identification.
And to make certain it's reported accurately and with (gag) diversity, they can get Jayson Blair to do the story. I hear he works cheap (snicker).
posted on 12/23/2003 7:09:58 AM PST
According to those who defended the Clintoon, "This is only rape between a consenting rapist and a non consenting rape victim er woman."
Besides that, I'm sure that this rapist fights for abortion and the gay agenda. So just move along you judgemental conservatives.
posted on 12/23/2003 7:37:15 AM PST
by Grampa Dave
(Kaddaffi, "I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq. ")
Another criminal gets light treatment from Albany DA clyne. This is the same DA who never prosecuted Scott Ritter for sex crimes.
posted on 12/23/2003 7:38:40 AM PST
by 1Old Pro
(Madeline Halfbright claims we have OBL on ice ready for display before election??!)
Actually this falls under the Clinton "One Free Grope" Law.
posted on 12/23/2003 7:57:29 AM PST
To: Grampa Dave
......this rapist fights for abortion and the gay agenda.....
(Gag) The ol' "tolerant and compasionate" defense.
posted on 12/23/2003 10:31:16 AM PST
Gee, I gotta write that down so I won't forget (/sarcasm).
posted on 12/23/2003 10:32:43 AM PST
We law abiding conservatives are too judgemental.....
Boxley is a (sniffle).... "victim"........ (sob).
posted on 12/23/2003 10:35:51 AM PST
Boxley, who made $130,395 a year with the Assembly, had been indicted
on four charges that he twice raped a 22-year-old legislative staffer in her
apartment after a night of drinking on June 10.
This moron (and bad man) should be sued for fraud:
having impersonated someone smart enough to earn a salary of $130,395.
And surely all the benefits and perks that came with it.
posted on 12/23/2003 12:04:16 PM PST
This moron (and bad man) should be sued for fraud: having impersonated someone smart enough to earn a salary of $130,395. And surely all the benefits and perks that came with it.
That's right. It's a known fact that once these money-grubbers get state jobs, they never spend a cent of their own money.
It's an outrage that after the rapes were revealed, this depraved individual was on the state payroll for months. This was facilitated by his partner in crime --Speaker Silver --who continually obstructed justice for the rape victims.
The two rape victims (that we know of--God knows how many were afraid to come forward) should file civil suits against this lowlife.
posted on 12/23/2003 3:30:45 PM PST
he didn't rape her BUT admitted that he had sex with her without her consent??? paging mr. webster..mr webster please pick up the house phone!!
Don't know about the laws for sex offenders there, but here in La. he must run an ad in the local newspaper for 3 days everytime he moves and send a postcard to everyone within a 1 mile square of his address...btw , his newspaper ad must include a recent picture of himself and the charge for which he was convicted...since he wasn't "sonvicted" guess he won't have to do that.
bet he doesn't know what "is" means either.
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