The jury in charge of overseeing the trial of an off-duty city police officer, who allegedly raped a Manhattan teacher, reached a partial verdict Monday. The jurors informed the judge that they were unable to come to an agreement on Officer Michael Pena's innocence. Pena, who was off-duty and drunk at the time of the attacks, is accused of forcing a woman into an alley where he threatened her with a gun and raped her.
The jury has unanimously agreed that Pena is guilty on three accounts of criminal sexual act in the first degree and three counts of a predatory sexual act, but they cannot come to an agreement on the counts of rape in the first degree, according to NY1.
Pena's attorney admit that their client did attack the woman, but maintain that he did not rape her. If convicted, however, Pena could face life in prison.