Bigoms Found Guilty Of Lesser Charge At Rape Trial

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2007

A Criminal Court jury on Wednesday afternoon convicted Tony Bigoms Jr. of the lesser charge of attempted aggravated sexual battery.

He faces 3-6 years at a sentencing hearing before Judge Rebecca Stern on July 30.

Defense attorney Robin Flores said he expects Bigoms to get probation. He remains free on bond.

He would have faced up to 30 years in prison had he been convicted as charged.

The state and defense only had one witness each.

The alleged victim said she was at the house of Bigoms' aunt when she awoke to find him crawling on her and kissing her. She said she fought him off and ran out of the room.

The aunt said she did not believe Bigoms attacked her and called the alleged victim "a drama queen."

The alleged incident was in May 2002. Attorney Flores said police never went to the residence to investigate until last May.

Attorney Flores, who only entered the case less than 30 days ago, said Bigoms has already built three years in prison awaiting trial for this case and another incident in which he was charged with raping and killing a prostitute. Bigoms was found not guilty of the latter charges at a trial last August. His aunt also testified for him in that case.

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