Derrick Rose to focus on his career after jury acquits him in rape case

Derrick Rose, a newly signed member of the New York Knicks, said on October 19 that he would concentrate on this season after he and two of his friends were acquitted of raping a woman back in 2013, a Channel 3000 article reported.

A federal jury decided to acquit the 28-year-old player and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen after the testimony the plaintiff provided was inconsistent. The victim, only identified as a 30-year-old Jane Doe, brought the $21 million civil complaint saying her former boyfriend, Hampton, and Allen raped her in a Beverly Hills mansion after spiking her drink. The woman, who is considering appealing the verdict, said she failed to notify authorities at the time because she was concerned that her family would learn what happened to her. Rose, who previously played for the Chicago Bulls, testified that “he had consensual sex” with the plaintiff.

The attorneys at Horst Law represent people in Nashville who have been accused of rape. If this happens to you, we may be able to offer you a strong legal defense to get you out of trouble. Call us today at (615) 403-2971 to find out how we may work for you.


Man facing several charges including rape in Nashville

A man in the Nashville area was recently apprehended by authorities after he committed several crimes, including rape, an article of The Tennessean reported on September 28.

Reports said police arrested 26-year-old Dennis Naptali Ramos-Montes after a woman he sexually assaulted positively identified him. The woman claimed she was sexually attacked by Ramos-Montes in August at a park while working as a nanny. The victim, identified as an 18-year-old, was able to identify the photo of Ramos-Montes shown to her by Detective Chuck Fleming. Evidence against the suspect became stronger after authorities received his DNA results. The suspect, who is currently in jail, is also facing domestic violence and felony theft charges.

Facing numerous crimes, such as rape or domestic violence, is frightening because tough penalties including lengthy imprisonment and hefty fines likely await you. However, if you are in such a situation, working with a defense lawyer can help you obtain the best legal outcome for your case. Speak with a Nashville lawyer at Horst Law today by calling (615) 403-2971 to learn more about your legal options.