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Posted on 03/03/2009 9:57:58 PM PST by neverdem
A uniformed cop accused of raping an East Village woman in her apartment tried to hide from a surveillance camera while using a key to enter her building, sources said yesterday.
But what he didn't appear to know was that there was a second camera catching his and his partner's every move before and after the alleged sexual assault, the sources said.
The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating a claim that the patrolman raped an intoxicated business executive after the cop and his partner responded to a cabdriver's 911 plea for help with his drunken passenger, the sources said.
Several sources identified the cops as Kenneth Moreno, a 17-year NYPD veteran who is married with two kids, and Franklin L. Mata, who has been on the force for three years.
The cops helped the disoriented woman to her fifth-floor apartment shortly after midnight on Dec. 7, and later returned to check on her condition, the sources said.
But when they came back a second time, Moreno allegedly raped the woman as his partner stood by, the sources said.
Moreno and Mata were caught on tape by a surveillance camera outside a bar called Heather's on East 13th Street, near the victim's apartment building.
The cops escorted the woman into the building at about 1 a.m. and stayed seven minutes before leaving, according to the bar's owner, Heather Millstone, who saw the tape.
They came back about 40 minutes later and stayed for 20 minutes, she said.
Then they came back 20 minutes later for a third time and stayed another 40 minutes, she added.
"When they leave the second time, one notices the camera, and they do their best to avoid the camera," Millstone said. "It's as plain as day. When they enter the building the third time...."
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Thanks for the info. Guess I was reading a bit too fast, lol.
Thanks for the extra info. Nice to know My initial interpretation was off the mark... *grin*
And who will blame the woman for being intoxicated to the point of near passed out.
Drunk ladies fault syndrome.
Don’t worry about a thing. An “internal investigation” will take care of the whole thing. These guys are headed for a suspension, I’ll bet.
Was this the "Protecting" part, or the "Serving" part? I always get them mixed up in cases like this.
Good Morning SolidWood,
Ready for another day of freepin? Gotta go to work, catch up with you later,
of course they’ll be suspended. then fired. then perhaps, prosecuted. it has to go in stages.
update in today’s post: the rookie rolled on the veteran cop. confirms the rape. say hello to rikers.
Unfortunately, it’s too obscure a reference to be used in public...
Investigators searched the cops' station-house lockers and found heroin as well as personal information of other women in the locker of the older cop, the sources said. ... It is a very serious charge, obviously," Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. "I don't want to prejudice anything."Heroin and personal information of other women?
And I'm glad Bloomie doesn't want to 'prejudice anything'. Too bad he doesn't think of that when he slanders gun dealers in Georgia, Alabama, etc. (frinken mutt)
Great picture. I’m saving it to my desktop.
It’s not obscure at all. Certainly all the kids (under age 30) know about the earlier bunny picture.
Maybe it should be a waffle...
You know, as in “Can I just finish my waffle?”
“hopefully these 2 get life”
I think the 2nd guy should get 6 months. Apparently nothing was found in his locker or it would have been mentioned. The accuser says he did nothing but stand by and watch. And he may have been subjected to pressure by the veteran cop. Sure he should not have stood by and watched. But that is his crime, not rape or anything else.
“I thought veteran cops often kept a stash for their snitches?”
Or to sell or to use to set someone up. They aren’t supposed to be keeping heroin in their lockers. He should be charged with possession of heroin.
“Sure he should not have stood by and watched. But that is his crime, not rape or anything else.”
An accomplice is just as guilty as the main actor in the eyes of the law. He might be able to plead to something else if he agrees to testify against the other cop, if charges are ever filed.