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Sentencing Delayed for Former Police Officer

9:05 PM, Aug 10, 2004   |    comments
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A Sacramento Superior Court judge Tuesday afternoon delayed sentencing for former Sacramento police officer Darryl Rosen, who was convicted of sexually assaulting four women while on duty. Rosen has fired his attorney and now claims he was incompetently defended because his lawyer did not allow him to take the stand during his trial. Rosen asked for a two-month delay in sentencing while his new attorney, Charles Bonneau, reviews all 21 days of testimony in the trial. "I think it's unfair to the people and the victims as far as getting closure on this case," said prosecutor Michael Neves. "[Bonneau] wants to get over 5,000 pages, sit down and read it all." Rosen's attorney said he thinks he can make things move quickly. "We will be making progress regardless of how quickly the transcripts come in," said Bonneau. "I think we already have about 400 pages, so we have a head start." In the meantime, Rosen will remain in solitary confinement in the Sacramento County Jail, where he has been since his conviction last July. There are fears that Rosen's former status as a police officer could make him vulnerable to attack. Rosen was convicted on 11 counts of sexually assaulting women while on duty. However, jurors deadlocked on the most serious charge, the rape of a 16-year-old girl. He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Rosen was fired by the Sacramento Police Department after an internal investigation.

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