RAPE/RAPE TRAUMA


          State v. Clark          Aroostook County Superior Court          Caribou, Maine

     Defendant Clark was charged with the rape of a visiting health care professional.  Dr. Charles Robinson's expert testimony challenged the application of Rape Trauma Syndrome theory to establish the fact of occurrence of the crime charged. Defendant Clark was acquitted after his second trial, the first trial having ended in a hung jury. 

                              Defendant's Attorney:

                              Eugene McLaughlin, Esq.                              Presque Isle, Maine                              (207) 764-7244


          Halacy v. Tau Kappa Epsilon, et al.          Cumberland County Superior Court          Portland, Maine 

     Plaintiff Halacy brought suit for a rape suffered at the hands of Defendant Steen at a fraternity party.  Plaintiff’s expert Robinson provided information at deposition regarding the psychological damages (PTSD) brought on by the rape and the Plaintiff's anticipated need for psychological treatment to resolve her rape trauma.  A confidential settlement was obtained. 

                              Plaintiff's Attorney:

                              Paul Dumas, Esq.                              Mexico, Maine                              (207) 369-0101



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