A former Scranton police officer was resentenced Tuesday in Lackawanna County Court for violating probation in an old case against him involving charges of official oppression and indecent assault. Judge Michael J. Barrasse sentenced Christopher Davis, 37, to 90 days in county prison, 90 days' house arrest and one year, four months of probation. In 2008, Mr. Davis pleaded no contest to official oppression and indecent assault and was sentenced to nine months to two years in prison.
A jury deliberated four hours Wednesday before finding in favor of eight Scranton police officers who were sued in federal court by a Moscow man who claimed he was beaten during an undercover prostitution sting in 2004. After the verdict was read, applause broke out from the back of the courtroom. Defense lawyer Judy Price said testimony during the weeklong trial was critical in clearing the officers who said they were making a "lawful arrest" that night.
Contemplating the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison, Felix Montoya wrote a letter to the judge, explaining he had made a "big mistake" the night he got high on drugs and alcohol and raped a 5-year-old girl. On Tuesday, Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse referred to Mr. Montoya's letter before handing down a life sentence, plus 20 to 40 years more. "It was more than a big mistake," Judge Barrasse said. "It was a heinous and brutal crime."
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