Winter Weather Delays Zake Rivera Trial Until Noon


POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:33pm

EL PASO – The second day of a former El Paso police officer's trial will start at noon Tuesday.

The county courthouse was on a two hour delay because of the winter storm.

Zake Rivera is accused of sexual assault while on duty. Prosecutors say Rivera forced a woman to give him oral sex while she was held in the back of a police car. According to the affidavit, Rivera responded to a family disturbance call involving the woman and her husband at a west El Paso apartment complex on January 23rd. Rivera was fired from the police department in march.

Stay with for updates from the courtroom.

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yeeeahhh... and his lawyer is using the "consensual sex" defense. Let's just be glad this guy isn't wearing a gun anymore.

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