Attorneys Robert King and Kristina Karle have secured a not guilty verdict
for a client accused of multiple counts of rape.
Mr. Franck Bisimwa, a college student at St. John Fisher College in Rochester,
New York, was accused of raping a fellow student – name withheld
for privacy reasons – in his dorm room in 2014. Despite the charges
initially being dropped in April 2015, he was indicted again that June.
Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney Robert King and Attorney Kristina
Karle were retained to defend Mr. Bisimwa against two counts of first-degree
rape and another two counts of third-degree rape.
From the beginning, Attorneys King and Karle were insistent in their beliefs
that their client was innocent and that exaggerations or false accusations
were used during the statements that spurred his arrest. The evidence
against him seemed to have holes in it – Mr. Bisimwa’s accuser
answered “I don’t remember” 95 times and “I don’t
know” another 92 times during testimonies – but the prosecution
was persistent. King and Karle had to be even more tenacious, arguing
clearly and concisely that there
must be ample evidence in a criminal case to secure a conviction. According
to the defense team, the woman claimed that she was the one who called
authorities but it would later be discovered that a friend did it for
her. With so many unknowns and gray areas in the story, the testimony
just could not be taken as solid evidence against Bisimwa.
After just over an hour of deliberation, the mixed jury returned with a
not guilty verdict, triggering a full acquittal of all charges. Mr. Bisimwa
is thankful that “the truth came out” and intends to get his
life back on track and continue his college education. Following the accusations
and his arrest, he was expelled from St. John Fisher College, but he is
not deterred and will continue to apply elsewhere.
At The Law Office of Robert King, clients are always treated with respect
and protected to the full extent of the firm’s abilities, regardless
of the severity of their accusations. Through Attorney King’s dedication
and legal know-how, and the invaluable support of partnering Attorney
Karle, a case that could have ended in 25 or more years of prison time
for the accused instead came to a positive ending.
Be sure to
contact Attorney King today if you are facing criminal charges of your own and require a strong,
motivated defender with a history of beneficial
case results. Call
585.286.5124 today for a
free initial case evaluation.