McCaw was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, sexual assault, possession of a deadly weapon as well as possession of a controlled substance and bank robbery.
District Attorney Evangeline Perry led the prosecution with a strong case against the local man who has alleged ties to biker gang. It was the hope and intention of the AP County Attorney's office to convict him and take a violent offender off the streets. The defense fought against the conviction sighting several inconsistencies in some of the information and witnesses whose stories they claimed had changed.
The trial itself was very tense with both sides arguing aggressively and D.A. Perry having several run ins with Judge Dewey. The judge had to remind Ms. Perry to stay on point with her arguments as he claimed she went on tangents and was using subversive tactics to prove her case. Judge Dewey pulled both councils to side bar on several occasions during the trial.
Once the final arguments were laid to rest the Court ruled that Mr. McCaw was to be convicted of 3 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault, 1 count of sexual misconduct, extortion, kidnapping and possession of controlled substances with intent to supply. However; he was acquitted on the count of bank robbery, kidnapping and extortion case of Alex Rustic.
Judge Dewey was sympathetic to Mr. McCaw and sentenced to time served, G.P.S. ankle monitor, community service and random checks by either an officer of the courts or a court appointed psychiatrist.
The office of the Asphyxiation Point District Attorney said in a statement that they were "for the most part satisfied with the outcome although I felt that Judge Dewey was too sympathetic on Mr McCaw, the man deserves much more than the slap on the wrist he received."
Reported by - Pen Dragon