Remarkable providence! A jury in Denver has decided that an unconscious woman actually got herself pregnant:
The woman became pregnant and Cox’s DNA was found in the fetal tissue. A test determined the woman became pregnant at about the time of the alleged attack.
Beyond the DNA, prosecutors had little direct evidence linking Cox to the alleged sexual assault.
There were no witnesses to the alleged attack. The alleged victim did not have a rape kit done at a hospital. There were no tests performed to confirm her suspicions that she might have been drugged that night as she has no recollection of what happened.
During closing statements Thursday, Steinberg criticized the investigation by Lone Tree police and called the alleged victim a “party girl” who drinks a lot.
He pointed to testimony by Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who was kissing and touching the woman that night but said he left either after she passed out or fell asleep. Thomas testified that Cox’s then-roommate, Broncos defensive back Cassius Vaughn, told him that Thomas missed some “girl-on-girl” action that night between the alleged victim and her friend, whom Cox was dating.
Remember the rules, laydeez: only your behavior will be scrutinized when someone else is on trial for the crime of rape. Only your drinking and allegations of promiscuity will be used against you in court. You alone have all of the responsibility for preventing rape, and if you fail to prevent rape, only you will be expected to follow an elaborate series of steps to prove that you were raped. You must subject yourself to a physical examination and medical testing at the correct time. You must make your complaint in a timely fashion. And you must at all times behave in the precise way that a jury will unanimously agree is the correct fashion for a genuine rape victim to behave.
Failure to follow these rules and procedures will result in your retroactive consent to any and all previous sexual activity.