The nerve of this piece of isht!
A monster former NYPD cop who raped an elementary school teacher on her way to work wants his 75-year prison sentence reduced — a scenario his victim called her “worst nightmare.”
In papers filed in a Manhattan appeals court, Michael Pena’s lawyer says the sentence is so long that it’s “an injustice” to the fiendish ex-police officer.
He “was punished more harshly than Al Qaeda terrorists, vicious killers, kingpin narcotics offenders, violent gangsters and racketeers,” wrote Pena’s lawyer, Ephraim Savitt.
He called the former NYPD officer’s sentence “politically motivated and media-intensified vengeance,” and noted in the Jan. 27 filing that the first-time offender was slapped with a prison term “three times the mandatory minimum sentence for murder.”
F**k him. Let ‘em rot.
The actual victim, Lydia Cuomo, 27, told the Daily News that Pena got what he deserves.
“Seventy-five years? I still have my entire life with this and I did nothing to ask for it,” she said.
Cuomo was en route to her first day of teaching at a Bronx charter school in August 2011 when a drunken Pena approached her on an Inwood street. The off-duty cop, who was in his street clothes, asked her for directions — and then pulled out his department-issued 9-mm. handgun, threatening to “blow [her] head off” if she didn’t do what he told her to.
He dragged her into a courtyard and repeatedly violated her before he was arrested by his colleagues.
According to Pena’s lawyer…
Giving him 75 years made for the harshest sentence “ever imposed in the modern era in this country for a first-time sex crime offender that did not result in the death, maiming or permanent physical disability of his victim,” the lawyer argued.
“Even in cases of rape by serial rapists, or of brutal thugs that physically beat and slash their victims, punishment has been generally considerably lower than Pena’s sentence,” Savitt wrote.
Do you think the judge OD’ed with the sentencing or does he deserve every hour of that 75 years?
Image via Jefferson Siegel