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SANTA ANA — Jurors have reached a verdict in the midst of their third full day of deliberations in the gang-rape trial of an ex-Orange County assistant sheriff's son and two other young men.

A court official says the verdict will be read later this afternoon.

 

Yesterday, the panelists sent Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno a note asking for a review of testimony, then withdrew the request and continued deliberations, said Susan Schroeder of the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

 

The panel is deciding whether Greg Haidl, the 19-year-old son of former Orange County assistant sheriff Don Haidl, and Kyle Nachreiner and Keith Spann, both 20, raped a then-16-year-old girl in 2002.

 

The encounter was videotaped by the defendants, and the tape was the key evidence at the trial.

 

The then-16- and 17-year-old boys allegedly used a pool cue, juice can, Snapple bottle and lighted cigarette to assault the girl while she allegedly lay unconscious on a pool table in the garage of the elder Haidl's Corona del Mar home in the early hours of July 6, 2002.

 

Defense attorneys claim that the encounter was consensual and that the alleged victim faked unconsciousness after drinking a 12-ounce beer and 8.5 ounces of Bombay gin.

 

The defendants each face nine counts -- single counts of oral copulation by intoxication, rape by intoxication and assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily harm -- and six counts of sexual penetration by intoxication.

 

The jury has watched, at least once, a light-enhanced version of the alleged sexual assault, during deliberations.

 

This is the second jury to hear the case. A mistrial was declared in the defendants' first trial after a jury deadlocked on all 24 counts against them.

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They were found GUILTY!!! :Cheers[1]:

 

Guilty on 7 of 9 counts

Wow, so there IS justice in California..Go figure. I wonder if it was Robert Blake or O.J. doing the raping what would've happened! :bomb:

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They must of had a shitty lawyer, not to be able to beat the rap, or rape in this case. Money buys freedom...   : :no:  :no:
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SANTA ANA, Calif. - Three young men, accused of attacking an intoxicated teenager with a pool cue, juice bottle and cigarette, were convicted Wednesday on several counts of sexual assault and acquitted on some charges. Jurors deadlocked on still others.

 

Greg Haidl, 19, the son of a wealthy former assistant sheriff, was convicted of six counts of sexual assault and acquitted of assault with a deadly weapon. Jurors deadlocked on two sexual assault counts.

 

Keith Spann, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, was found guilty of five counts of sexual assault, jurors deadlocked on two counts and he was found not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and sexual penetration with a cigarette.

 

Kyle Nachreiner, 20, also of Rancho Cucamonga, was found guilty of four counts of sexual assault, not guilty of three counts of sexual assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Jurors deadlocked on one sexual assault charge against him.

 

Haidl, who has been in custody, had his back to the audience but appeared to be biting his lip at one point.

 

Nachreiner and Spann, who cried as the verdicts were read, were taken into custody after the verdicts were read, district attorney's spokeswoman Susan Schroeder said.

 

Haidl's father, mother and stepmother cried as the verdicts read, as did other relatives and friends in the packed courtroom.

 

"It's extraordinarily disappointing. It's beyond words, but it is a day everyone knew might come. It's a tragedy for everybody, Jane Doe, these boys, their families," Nachreiner's attorney, John Barnett, said outside court.

 

All three young men will have to register as sex offenders, he said, noting the defense was considering an appeal.

 

The verdicts came on the third full day of deliberations by the jury of eight men and four women.

 

The district attorney said the defendants could be sentenced to prison or probation. Haidl faces a maximum of 18 years in prison, Spann faces a maximum of 16 years in prison and Nachreiner faces a maximum of 14 years in prison, he said.

 

If convicted of all counts, the defendants had faced up to 23 years in prison.

 

Last year, a jury deadlocked on a longer list of charges against the young men.

 

The three were accused of assaulting the teen, identified in court only as Jane Doe, with a pool cue, juice bottle and cigarette on July 6, 2002. The victim was 16 at the time.

 

The key evidence in the trial was a 21-minute video of the 2002 incident, which occurred at the Newport Beach home of multimillionaire businessman and former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl.

 

The case has drawn close attention in Orange County in part because of the prominence of Don Haidl, who resigned his post to focus on his 19-year-old son's legal battle and has also paid for the attorneys for Spann and Nachreiner.

 

Jurors had to choose between two starkly different scenarios: that three young men violently abused an unconscious teen, as prosecutors contended; or that a 16-year-old girl was a willing participant in what the defense claimed was a "weekend sexcapade."

 

Defense attorneys sought to discredit the video, which sparked the investigation when a young woman turned it over to authorities after finding it in a house where Greg Haidl had been showing it to people shortly after the taped incident. The video has not been shown to the public.

 

The defense claimed Jane Doe wanted to be a porn star and pointed out that she willingly had sex with two of the alleged assailants and kissed the third days before the videotaped encounter.

 

"This was a weekend sexcapade," defense attorney Joe Cavallo told jurors. "It was a sexual adventure for Jane Doe."

 

Defense lawyers concentrated on inconsistencies in Jane Doe's testimony to discredit her claims that she doesn't remember the encounter and they sought to portray her as someone who was dishonest, promiscuous and had a drinking problem.

 

The prosecution urged jurors not to focus on Doe's conduct, but on the alleged assault. "Don't let passion and prejudice override justice," Prosecutor Chuck Middleton said in his closing argument.

 

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Why is it neccessary to put the line , former assistant Sheriffs son ? Why not just put the kid on there , the sheriff isnt on trial is he?

Yep, he used his position at first to try and cover it up. His ass should be on trial for abuse of authority. But instead he “retired” to help his living turd.

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Fuck'em...

 

Thanks, Danny

... looks like that will be a dream cum true for these pretty little Orange County white boys.

 

They gunna play Ned Beatty for someone.

 

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yeah...bout time someone stuck it to the man!!!

eric

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yeah...bout time someone stuck it to the man!!!

eric

....just kiddin...that sounds like a horrible thing to happen.  what i still don't like is the fact that the accusers always get their names posted...what if they were innocent? you are forever ruined...

eric

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yeah...bout time someone stuck it to the man!!!

eric

....just kiddin...that sounds like a horrible thing to happen.  what i still don't like is the fact that the accusers always get their names posted...what if they were innocent? you are forever ruined...

eric

And yet another side to the coin... :charger:

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It's not over until the fat lady sings at the last appeal.

True... very true. But they will be behind bars until then. Odds of it getting overturned are slim to none. Daddy's running out of money.

 

Just think how much he could have saved had he let his son learn from his mistakes instead of using his position to protect him all those years.

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When they get to prison, cellmate is going to ask, "So, you wanna be the Mamma or the Pappa?" Figuring they will have the upper hand in the relationship they will respond, "Guess I'll be the pappa." Cellmate will then reply, "OK Pappa! Get over here and suck yo Mamma's dick!"

 

???

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Hey Skielty, Didja 'all ever sell that wicked bike of yours?  Or did you come back to your senses?  Thread hi-jack apologies in advance.   :Off-Topic2:

 

jb

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Hey Skielty, Didja 'all ever sell that wicked bike of yours?  Or did you come back to your senses?  Thread hi-jack apologies in advance.   :Off-Topic2:

 

jb

No, never did.

 

Did you come to your senses and sell your Vic, so you would have a nice down payment on my Chief?   :idea31:

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