Jury Announces Conviction in Rape Case

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ORANGE COUNTY, NY – A Connecticut man has been convicted of first-degree rape, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. On Thursday, Lucas Xavier, age 24, of Brookfield, Connecticut, was convicted following a jury trial in the Orange County Court of Rape in the Third Degree.  Xavier faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and ten years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced on June 21, 2022.

“As part of the sentence, Xavier will also be registered as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).  Xavier was remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail following the jury’s verdict,” D.A. Hoovler said.

“When someone says no, it means no,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Sexual assault victims have the right to be heard and, by their verdict in this case, the jury has heard the victim here.  I commend the brave actions of the survivor in this case who came forward and testified about the traumatic day she was sexually assaulted.  My Office will continue to provide support for victims of sexual assault and seek to hold offenders accountable for their actions.”