NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The man accused of raping a teenage nanny as she watched two young children at a Nashville recreation center will go to trial this summer.
Dennis Ramos-Montes is set to go before a jury on July 16, 2018. He faces two counts of aggravated rape and one count of felony theft and was indicted by a grand jury this time last year.
Dwayne Allman Kesto was locked up for 16 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court in August, 2016.
Jurors convicted him of four rapes and six sexual assaults.
Prosecutors told how Kesto repeatedly preyed on his young victims, trying to keep them quiet by telling them the abuse was ‘their secret’.
However, one of the traumatised girls finally broke down in front of her teacher and told all. Even then the two girls had to wait for justice as Kesto went on the run for the next three years. His case reached London’s Appeal Court as Kesto, of Parkfield Avenue, Harborne, challenged his convictions.
He claimed his trial was unfair, and that the court should order a full appeal hearing so he could clear his name.
But Sir John Royce, sitting with Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Mrs Justice O’Farrell, described Kesto’s complaints as “unarguable”.
“There is no arguable merit in any of
Read more at: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2017/11/18/rapist-who-said-trial-was-unfair-loses-his-case/
A jury has been selected to hear the case of an alleged serial rapist in the Shoals.
Opening statements in the Corey Davis case will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Lauderdale County Courthouse.
Davis is accused of attacking multiple women in 2016. Davis was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on multiple charges of rape, sexual torture, kidnapping, and human trafficking.
Police said Davis lured his victims into rural areas after meeting them online, but his defense attorney told WAAY 31 the victims were hired prostitutes, and his client did not hurt them.
“They had posted ads on back page and similar websites seeking to sell their services,” said Davis’s defense attorney Marty Newell. “He is not the person responsible for these crimes.”
Authorities say one of Davis’s alleged victims was found tied up in the bottom of an abandoned house
Read more at: http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Jury-selected-for-trial-of-accused-Shoals-serial-rapist-457328533.html
LANSING – A convicted rapist who police have called a suspect in the 2008 disappearance of a Michigan State University student went on trial Monday in a unrelated case involving soliciting a minor for sex.
A prosecutor said the evidence will show that Brad Cournaya, 50, of Mason, showed an obscene photo of himself and a video with sexual content to an underage girl before showing her messages on his phone asking if she wanted to make money.
But Cournaya’s attorney said he had “an honest, innocent intent” when he offered the girl money and is wrongly accused.
Attorneys made their opening statements Monday in Ingham County Circuit
Read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2017/10/24/trial-begins-convicted-rapist-child-solicitation-case/791839001/
A Nottinghamshire man serving a five-year jail term for raping a teenager has failed to convince top judges his trial was unfair.
Luke Fisher, 27, of Deepdale Court, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was locked up after being found guilty of the rape at Nottingham Crown Court in October last year.
He befriended the 16-year-old victim and, after sending a series of text messages, persuaded her to go to his flat.
The girl responded to one of his texts saying there would be “no sex”.
But he pulled her trousers down and forced himself on her – ignoring her pleas for him to stop.
Fisher denied any wrongdoing, claiming the girl was lying, but was found guilty by the jury.
He today challenged his conviction at the Court of Appeal, in London, with his lawyers arguing it was “unsafe”.
They said they should have been
Read more at: http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/nottinghamshire-rapists-trial-was-not-607385
Four months after being sent to prison for 15 years, serial sexual predator Marlek Holmes is back in Batavia today for that state of a trail on a pair of assault in the second-degree charges.
The charges stem from incidents in the Genesee County Jail. Holmes is accused of assaulting inmates in the jail. After the second incident in December, Holmes allegedly damaged jail property, so he also faces a criminal mischief charge.
The 43-year-old Holmes, who has already spent 14 years of his adult life in prison, was sentenced in May after agreeing to a guilty plea to attempted criminal sexual act in the first degree
Holmes was originally charged with Class A felonies of predatory sexual assault and predatory sexual assault against a child.
Jury selection in this new trial will begin this afternoon.
Holmes appeared in court this morning dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and escorted by state prison
Read more at: http://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/sexual-predator-back-in-batavia-to-stand-trial-on-assault-charges-stemming-from
GRAHAM — A trial on a set of ugly charges started Monday afternoon with jury selection.
Jordan Mendoza Guevara, 56, formerly of Walker Avenue, Graham, has been held at the Alamance County jail on felony charges of rape of a child, incest and indecent liberties with a child.
Guevara was arrested Jan. 17, 2015. According to Graham police, the mother of the then-12-year-old alleged victim called authorities at 2:36 a.m. that Saturday immediately after the child told her Guevara had assaulted her late the night before.
Jury selection started Monday afternoon after Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson heard from Assistant District Attorney Jenna Earley and defense attorney Bob Martin about what to expect in the estimated two- or three-week trial.
Martin told Hudson he would call the accuser’s mother and sisters to testify, who were not on the prosecution’s witness list.
Earley said she would
Read more at: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20170925/trial-of-accused-child-rapist-begins