Former Police Reservist James John Esperon was found guilty of raping a 13-year old minor known to him.
Guam – James John Esperon, the police reservist charged with raping a minor, was found guilty of first and second degree sexual misconduct. James john esperon, the police reservist charged with raping a minor, was found guilty yesterday of first and second degree sexual misconduct.
James John Esperon was found guilty of 1st and 2nd degree sexual misconduct. The guilty verdict came after prosecutor Matthew Heibel read a statement taken by police from Esperon where Esperon said he raped the victim. Based on the evidence presented to the jury, sometime in 2011, at 8 a.m., James John Esperon attempted to remove the clothes of the victim. When the victim refused, Esperon forced her to remove her clothes, got on top of her and began to have sex with her. All the while, Esperon’s wife and kids were in the next room.
The closing arguments featured differing views on how the old the victim was at the time of the rape. Ultimately, the defense hung onto to a date–a technicality, and as the prosecution pointed out during rebuttal, “this is not the time to let a man slide on a technicality.” Ultimately, the jury agreed with the prosecution.
Esperon is scheduled to be sentenced on august 13th at 10 a.m.. However, he is due back in court on July 9 for a pre-trial conference for what court officials say is “for the other victim.” Officials could not elaborate on the other victim.