New York trooper indicted in Atlantic City sex assault case
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- A New York state trooper has been indicted in an alleged sex assault that authorities say occurred in an Atlantic City casino hotel room last year.
Atlantic County prosecutors say 36-year-old Devon Thomas, of New York City, used physical force to have sex with the 34-year-old victim while she was intoxicated and physically unable to resist. They say the alleged attack occurred in April 2014 at the Trump Taj Mahal casino.
Thomas faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault in the indictment handed up Wednesday by a county grand jury. His lawyer, Joseph Levin, told The Press of Atlantic City that the charges are "unjust" and said Thomas looks forward to being exonerated.
Thomas remains free on $175,000 bail. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on both counts.
A New York City police officer, Andrei Torres, also was arrested in connection with the alleged assault. But prosecutors announced late last month that they were dismissing the charges against him.