Another Day, No Verdict in NYPD Rape Trial

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    NYPD Officer Kenneth Moreno and his partner Franklin Mata arrive in court on Tuesday, May 24. (Published Tuesday, May 24, 2011)

    The fifth day of deliberations in the case of two NYPD officers charged with raping a drunken woman in her Manhattan apartment ended without a verdict.

    Jurors spent several hours on Tuesday listening to a readback of the accuser's testimony, and wrapped up the evening without a decision.

    The jury is expected to work a short day on Wednesday because of a juror doctor appointment.

    Officer Kenneth Moreno is accused of raping the now-29-year-old woman while his co-defendant, Franklin Mata, is accused of acting as a lookout. In addition to the rape charge, both have been charged with multiple counts of burglary, official misconduct and falsifying business records.

    The officers have denied a rape occurred on the December evening they were called to assist the intoxicated woman out of a taxi and up to her apartment.

    Moreno says the woman made sexual advances, and they cuddled in her bed but didn't have sex. He also maintains that he and Mata had returned to the woman's home so that Moreno could counsel her about her drinking.