Michael Delgado, 300 lbs. Defendant in Maid Rape Case, Has Jury Deadlock in His Favor

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Remember Michael Delgado, the 300 lbs. Fullerton man who answered a craigslist ad from a maid and then allegedly raped her when she showed up to clean his apartment in June 2011?

A mistrial was declared Tuesday after the judge decided the jury hopelessly deadlocked. The five-man, seven-woman panel's final vote was 8-4 in favor of acquitting the 27-year-old.

Deputy District Attorney Mark Birney reportedly will seek to retry the case. "These are difficult cases, but it is the people's view that the charged crimes have been committed," he is quoted as telling the Orange County Register.

Delgado hired a 42-year-old woman for housecleaning services in his apartment in a gated complex in the 1500 block of Brea Boulevard. One morning in June, after Delgado greeted the maid at the front door and escorted her past several security doors, she apparently got spooked and asked to leave.

That when Delgado allegedly blocked the exit, pinned the 5-foot-3, 120 lbs. maid to the ground with his orca-like frame and, over the next hour, forcibly raped and digitally penetrated her and forced her to give him head. He is also accused of threatening her not to yell.

The maid eventually broke free and ran out of the apartment complex before asking a passerby to summon help. Fullerton police later arrested Delgado, and the Orange County District Attorney's office charged him with
two felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible oral copulation, one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object and one felony count of false imprisonment by violence.

Conviction on those charges could have brought a 40 year prison sentence, but Delgado's attorney Bradley Corbett reportedly told the Register that enough reasonable doubt was raised that his client should have been found not guilty.

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Victor
Victor

Everyone can say what they want to say but the system is there and worked in favor of a person that I dont think is guilty.

OCLady
OCLady

Thank you 949girl.  You have no idea the facts and evidence presented in the case, nor how hard it was for each and every juror.  The victim was not on trial here. 

949girl
949girl

For a jury to not convict means the DA did not present a strong case.  I do get tired of people reading articles and then blaming the jury for not convicting.  If they were presented with a strong case then I think they would obviously want to convict him.  

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

You make a good point...but we also know that jurors can also be swayed by their personal opinions of the defendant or the plaintiff regardless of the facts of the case presented.

949girl
949girl

I'm guessing the DA had a weak case, he doesn't appear to be someone a juror would sympathize with, but that's just my guess. 

Fat Bastard Fan
Fat Bastard Fan

Dude probably walks around all day saying to himself "I'm drop dead sexy. Sexy man, sexy man...."

mitch young
mitch young

The 300+ pound Delgado, ¡que ironía!

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

At least 3+ of the women on the panel voted to acquit; so, what does that say?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

That women can be wrong-headed when it comes to cases of sexual assault, too. My bet is that those female jurors who went with "not guilty" probably thought the victim brought it on herself somehow...but that's just speculation...

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

You wouldn't happen to own a French maid's costume, would you?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"Can you spot the domestic in this picture?" ha ha ha

(no costume...but I speak a little French...)

Mary Jane Doe
Mary Jane Doe

What a bunch of crap. The system is so swayed towards the criminal. Don't be a victim, you'll be treated like crap. That's why they had to come up with Marsy's Law to protect victims from the system.

Someone told me once that they would be worried about a jury trial. It's scary to think that twelve people who aren't smart enough to get out of jury duty are deciding your case. Although, from my own personal experience sometimes the jury doesn't hear all of the evidence. There is a lot of behind doors deals that go down. But, in any case they should retry the effing pig. Police don't usually arrest unless there is good cause. And for the DA to bring up charges and go to trial there must have been good evidence.  

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