Summations start in NYC officers' rape trial

May 13, 2011 - 11:58 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Closing arguments have begun in the trial of two New York City police officers charged with the rape of a woman they were called to escort home.

Officer Kenneth Moreno's lawyer told jurors Friday "the evidence was not there" to convict. His partner's lawyer and prosecutors have yet to give their summations.

Prosecutors say Moreno raped the woman in December 2008 while Franklin Mata stood watch. Both officers face rape and other charges.

The woman testified that she drunkenly passed out and awoke to being raped after officers escorted her home. Moreno says she made advances and he lay alongside her in bed, but they didn't have sex.