On October 15, 2013, the attorneys at Galluzzo & Arnone LLP won a total
trial acquittal for their client in a very difficult rape case in Delaware
County, New York. Their client, a student at an upstate university, was
accused of raping a fellow student in his dormitory room. The complaining
witness testified and the client’s roommate testified that he helped
our client rape the woman. Two “prompt outcry” witnesses,
a forensic nurse, and two DNA experts also testified for the prosecution.
Nonetheless, the jury deliberated only 45 minutes before announcing that
it had decided to acquit our client of Rape in the First Degree, Criminal
Sex Act in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Unlawful
Imprisonment in the First Degree (it took approximately 20 minutes to
assemble the jury to announce its decision after the note was sent to
the judge indicating it had reached a decision). A conviction for the
top charge carried a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in jail and
lifetime registration as a sex offender.
An article from the local newspaper, the Walton Reporter, is attached below.
Matthew Galluzzo, a former sex crimes prosecutor from Manhattan, was the
lead attorney at trial.
Walton Reporter Lynch Article
If you or a loved one have been wrongfully accused of a rape or sexual
assault, you should strongly consider contacting the criminal defense
attorneys at Galluzzo & Arnone LLP.
criminal sex act,