NEW YORK – The woman at the center of a rape case against two New York City police officers has told jurors she distinctly remembers graphic moments in the encounter, though she was very drunk and passed out at other points.
The 29-year-old woman sobbed at times as she testified Thursday in the trial of Officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno. They were called to help her get to her apartment from a taxi in December 2008.
She says she awoke to being raped, passed out and later heard police radios and two men talking as they seemed to search for something on her bed. Prosecutors say Moreno raped her as Mata acted as a lookout.
Both have pleaded not guilty to rape and other charges.