Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Rape

Michael Pena was convicted in March of grabbing a woman off the street and assaulting her

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    A former NYPD officer already convicted of sex charges for assaulting a schoolteacher has pleaded guilty to an additional rape charge.

    Michael Pena pleaded guilty to rape Thursday in a deal that will allow the victim to avoid having to face him in a retrial.

    Ex-NYPD Officer Gets 75 Years to Life in Sex Assault

    [NY] Ex-NYPD Officer Gets 75 Years to Life in Sex Assault
    Michael Pena, a former NYPD officer, has been sentenced to three terms of 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of grabbing a schoolteacher off a street and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint. John Noel reports. (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012)

    Pena was sentenced last month to 75 years to life after he was convicted of sexually assaulting the teacher while he was off duty. But the jury deadlocked on rape charges.

    He will be sentenced to another 10 years to life on the rape charge but the sentences will be concurrent

    Jury Deadlocks on NYPD Officer Rape Counts After Conviction on Sex Assault Charges

    [NY] Jury Deadlocks on NYPD Officer Rape Counts After Conviction on Sex Assault Charges
    A judge has declared a mistrial on the rape charges against an off-duty NYPD officer who was convicted on other counts in his attack of a woman he grabbed off the street. John Noel reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 29, 2012)

    The woman testified that a drunken Pena grabbed her off the street, forced her into an Upper Manhattan apartment building courtyard and raped her at gunpoint last August.

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    NYPD Officer Guilty of Sex Assault, Jury Deadlocked on Rape Counts

    [NY] NYPD Officer Guilty of Sex Assault, Jury Deadlocked on Rape Counts
    A jury has found an off-duty NYPD officer guilty of sexual assault after he grabbed a schoolteacher off the street and attacked her, but is deadlocked on the rape counts against him. John Noel reports. (Published Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012)