Attorney Gerson has client acquitted after wrongly convicted of rape
My client was acquitted on charges of rape and other felony sex offenses after a jury trial in Beaver County. The testimony at trial revealed that he and his live-in girlfriend maintained a lifestyle fueled by alcohol and an active, creative sex life that included bondage, sex toys, and videotaping their intimate moments. On the date of my client’s arrest, he and his paramour went to a local bar where they ate dinner and drank beer. My client acknowledged drinking a few beers. The girlfriend, however, testified that she consumed several 22oz beers at the bar and additional beers after they returned home and my client went to sleep. Seeking intimacy, the girlfriend woke my client and they engaged in intercourse, which involved sex toys, and during which she was bound with duct tape. After the sex session the duct tape was removed and they fell asleep in each other’s arms. A short time later, my client awoke, saw a piece of duct work attached to her hair, pulled it, and unintentionally removed some hair from her head. She reacted by screaming obscenities and began to physically assault him. As the girlfriend’s conduct escalated and became uncontrollable, my client decided he had had enough and terminated their relationship. As he walked out the door, she threatened to call the police and claim he had raped her. He ignored her, she called the police, and he was arrested. The jury ultimately rejected the rape claims of an extremely unsympathetic woman and determined that sex acts described at trial were those involving consenting adults.