Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Featured Product Categories

Featured Corrections Product

Most Popular Articles

Arrests & Sentencing Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


Ex-NYPD officer sentenced after admitting rape

Michael Pena was sentenced Monday on the rape charges

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A former New York City police officer who admitted raping a schoolteacher has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison, but he's fighting a far longer sentence from a related conviction.

Michael Pena was sentenced Monday on the rape charges. He admitted last month he grabbed the teacher off a street in August and forced himself on her.

Pena initially fought the charges. A jury convicted him of some top-level sex crimes but deadlocked on the rape charges.

A Manhattan judge sentenced Pena in May to 75 years to life on that conviction. Pena is appealing that sentence.

Monday's sentence overlaps with the 75-year term. The judge said he agreed to Pena's plea deal only to spare the woman the ordeal of a second trial after the deadlock.

Associated PressCopyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 



Be the first
to comment
CorrectionsOne comments can only be accessed by verified correctional officers.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.
Most Commented Articles
1. Judge orders Calif. to pay for inmate's sex change Corrections Article Comments18
2. Justice Kennedy: US prison system 'broken' Corrections Article Comments11
3. Wis. correctional officer fired for attending parent-teacher conference armedCorrections Article Comments11
4. What are the most successful methods of rehabilitating prisoners?Corrections Article Comments9
5. Video: Inmate withstands TASER, attacks 4 correctional officersCorrections Article Comments9
6. 25 awesome correctional officer tattoosCorrections Article Comments8
7. Why correctional turnover is so highCorrections Article Comments8
8. Mike Tyson says more must be done for prisoner re-entry Corrections Article Comments7
9. Teacher suspended after third-grade class writes notes to cop killerCorrections Article Comments7
10. Jail to inmates: Buy underwear in commissary or go commando Corrections Article Comments7

Back to previous page