The trial I blogged about in my post Defense Attorney Exploits Bigotry To Counter Rape Charges is over and the jury in Pennsylvania convicted the defendant, Jeffrey J. Marsalis, who lied about his profession to women he met through an online dating service on 2 counts of sexual assault. They acquitted him on 8 rape counts and on the charge of impersonating a public servant. The jury was hung on one rape charge.
Mr. Marsalis faces another rape charge in Idaho and was acquitted of separate rape charges in 2006.
This case shows how difficult it is to convince a jury that a rape occurred through incapacitation even when the defendant exhibits a pattern of behavior.