NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – In a taped conversation between a young woman who claims she was raped and the police officers she accuses could be the key evidence in the trial of two cops from the ninth precinct, reports WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell.
After the woman reported the sexual assault, she agreed to wear a wire.
She confronted police officer Kenneth Moreno about what had happened the night officers found her drunk after a party and had helped her up to her apartment.
WCBS 880 Reporter Irene Cornell on the pre-trial hearing
Moreno asked her what she remembers. She said she remembered getting up the stairs and the next thing she knows, the police officer was having sex with her.
Officer Marino repeatedly denies saying, “Ma’am, do you want me to admit to something that didn’t happen?”
It’s only after she threatens to walk into the precinct and tell her story to the desk officer that Officer Moreno apologizes, admitted that he started out helping her and that things got a little crazy.