Site Search
Google Search
Breaking News: N. Korea's Declares U.S. Within 'Striking Range'     - | -     Iran Dangerously Intercepts US Destroyer      - | -     "Voices under the rubble" after quake hits Italy; at least 73 dead     - | -     Powerful earthquakes strikes central Myanmar, rattles region      - | -     Russian Hack Extends To NY Times Reporters, Others     - | -     Here's Just How Far Trump Trails Among Minorities      - | -     Germany To Accept Hundreds Of Migrants     - | -     NC State Trooper Fatally Shot Unarmed Deaf Man      - | -     Kurdish YPG Takes Control Of Hasaka City     - | -     President Obama Visits Flood Damaged Louisiana
'Rape Cop' Michael Pena Sentenced to 10 More Years in Prison
Get Local News Alerts

16 Jul 2012 02:57 PM EST

-by Rebecca Baird-Remba, Staff Writer; Image: Michael Pena (Image Source: Gully Post)

Ex-police officer Michael Pena pleaded guilty to raping a teacher in her Inwood apartment as part of his plea deal, earning another 10 years on his prison sentence of 75 years to life.

A pending appeal could take decades off his life sentence, Pena’s lawyer told the New York Post.

“He’s hopeful that an appeal will restore this sentence to something approaching human numbers,” said the lawyer, Ephraim Savitt.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers said the 10 years would be served concurrently, adding no time to his original sentence.

The four rape charges were added because Pena’s jury deadlocked on them, even after victim and witness testimony.

“This sentence in no way reflects the seriousness or the grievous nature of his crimes,” said the judge, adding that he handed it down to “to spare the victim from having to confront her attacker again.”

Pena’s lawyer acknowledged that he was a “broken man.”

“He obviously realizes he has destroyed his life,” Pena’s lawyer told reporters afterward. “And that he has affected a young woman’s life, and disappointed his family and his police department.”

Pena, formerly of the 33rd Precinct, was caught raping the 25-year-old woman last August.

Post Your Comment
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor



Recently Posted Comments
FREE
AllMediaNY AllMediaNY AllMedaiNY