Trial begins for fmr. LMPD cadet accused of rape

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 1:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The alleged victim who says a former Louisville Metro Police Department recruit raped her took the stand Tuesday in a Jefferson County Circuit courtroom.

Chauncy Rhodes, 23, is accused of raping and sodomizing the woman while she was drunk and sleeping.

The incident happened at a Halloween party in 2011. During opening statements, the assistant Commonwealth attorney said the victim was so drunk she was vomiting and does not remember parts of the night.

Rhodes lived in the same apartment building where the party was being held. Both Rhodes and the victim went upstairs to Rhodes’ apartment where they had sex.

The prosecution claims Rhodes has sex with the victim without her consent. But Rhodes’ attorney says the relationship was consensual.
 

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