C.K. rode the bus to school, as he did every day. C.K. sat two seats behind the bus driver with a female student. The bus was equipped with cameras which recorded video and sound. The female passenger reported to the school, that C.K. had sexually assaulted her and exposed his penis to her. C.K. was questioned about the alleged assault and denied any contact with the female passenger.
This case was interesting as anything that occurred on the bus had been recorded. The female had not said anything on the bus ride, nor had she reported anything to the bus driver. Also, the female passenger had made an almost identical accusation against another student.
The trial was straight forward as the video from the bus was admitted in the state’s case. The female “victim” claimed that she had been assaulted in the seat on the bus. The video showed nothing that looked like an assault.
The investigating officer was caught in several lies, including that he had done a follow-up interview with the “victim.” The “victim” testified that she had only spoken to the officer once, contradicting the officer’s testimony. Also, the video of the whole bus ride was convincing.
C.K. hired Attorney Gross to represent him and was found not guilty of the charges against him. C.K. shared with Attorney Gross that he had fought harder for him than anyone has ever in his life.