The alleged victim in the “cop rape” trial capped off three intense days of testimony Monday by emphasizing that both officers were to blame for the crime even though only one may have attacked her.
“There were two voices in my bedroom,” the 29-year-old fashion executive told the court, according to the New York Post.
Prosecutors have accused NYPD Officer Franklin Mata, 27, of standing guard as his partner, Officer Kenneth Moreno, 43, raped her at her East Village apartment in December 2008 after she became inebriated at a farewell party in her honor.
The cops were captured on building cameras going to her home four times after a cabbie called 911 for help because the woman, vomiting in the cab after the party, needed help getting home.
The officers have both denied the woman’s allegations and claims she was too drunk to remember what actually happened.
After the lunch break, an emergency room physician testified that redness and inflammation seen on the woman’s cervix was consistent with the woman’s story of having been raped. Under cross examination, however, the doctor conceded other conditions could also cause the cervix to appear inflamed.
The trial is expected to last about a month, and the cops, each charged with rape, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.