Thursday, March 24, 2005

Attempted Rape charge rejected by Jury

A jury yesterday returned its verdict in the Cruz-Costa case clearing Steven Costa of attempting to rape a young English woman in September 2003 at a Lopez Ramp squat.

Returning a not guilty verdict on three of the four charges Costa was cleared in relation to all allegations.

John Paul Cruz, currently on bail, was found guilty of assaulting the woman occasioning her actual bodily harm.

The Chief Justice has adjourned to April 19 for sentencing.

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