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Cop Kidnaps Mentally Unstable Woman from Hospital, Cuffs Her, Rapes Her on Hood of His Car—Only Gets 90 Days – Free Thought Project
A police officer abused his power, kidnapped a mentally diminished woman from a hospital, handcuffed her, raped her on the hood of his car, and he is only doing 90 days.
In August of 2017, Curtis Lee Arganbright, a Westminster police officer, was asked to take an unruly woman home from the hospital. She was allegedly attempting to steal items belonging to the Emergency Room after checking herself in for alcoholism. But instead of getting the woman safely home, Arganbright took her down a dark road and raped her on the front of his car while she was still in handcuffs.
Instead of felony charges for sex assault by force, sex assault by a person in a position of authority and false imprisonment, the officer reached a plea deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to lesser misdemeanors of unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct. As a result of the sweetheart deal, some have alleged, Arganbright now only has to serve 90 days in jail followed by four years probation, and has to register as a sex offender.
Criminal defense attorney Dan Recht told Denver’s Channel 7 news the prosecution likely believed they did not have enough evidence in court to get a felony conviction. Recht described the difficult scenario.
They have a victim that was intoxicated. An officer saying that she was sexually aggressive and he foolishly and unlawfully reacted and was sexual, but that it was consensual…At the end of the day. It’s clearly he said, she said. Except that he’s a police officer and it’s an abuse of power.