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May 15, 2012

Secret relations with minor, but not guilty of rape

Brian Smith

A thirty-five year old man anxiously waited to receive the verdict of whether he would be found guilty or not guilty of raping a seventeen-year-old minor. The incident in question allegedly occurred on February nineteenth, 2011.  The prosecutor, Crown Counsel, Meagan Francis was assisted by Crown Counsel, Christophe Rodriguez who called several witnesses to testify, including the alleged victim. Her testimony was held “In camera” and it took her close to two days to recount her claim that she was raped by a man she felt she had no need to fear since the family knew him. The minor testified that Brian Smith called her to his home and made unwanted advances towards her and that he raped her.  In his defense, Smith claimed he was in a secret relationship with the girl whom he had known for a year. On the day of the alleged incident, he said she asked for money and he gave it to her. He said she promised to return to his home after going to the store and that sex was consensual. The jury of six men and three women this afternoon acquitted Rodriguez of the charge.

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4 Responses for “Secret relations with minor, but not guilty of rape”

  1. Storm says:

    God knows which one was lying, but both stories cannot be true.

  2. L.C. says:

    I’m confused about who is on trial here… Rodriguez? Or Smith?

  3. aurora martinez says:

    He looks like a guy who tried to rape me once, but I got away by luck.

  4. aurora says:

    he looks like a guy who tried to rape me once.

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