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NYC cop in rape trial says partner 'wouldn't do' that

Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were suspended from duty and have pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, burglary, and official misconduct

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer has told a jury he was taking a nap and doesn't know what happened while his partner was alone in a bedroom with a woman who later accused him of rape.

But Franklin Mata testified Monday that partner Kenneth Moreno "wouldn't do a thing like that."

Both Mata and Moreno are on trial on rape and other charges stemming from the December 2008 encounter.

They were called to help a drunken woman get home. They then returned to her apartment three times.

She testified that she passed out and awoke to being raped.

Moreno's lawyer says she wasn't raped and misremembers what happened.

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