Joe Tacopina Gets Acquittal for Gym Teacher in Sex Abuse Case

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Joe Tacopina Gets Acquittal for Gym Teacher in Sex Abuse Case

  1. 1. Joe Tacopina Gets Acquittal forGym Teacher in Sex Abuse Case
  2. 2. Notable New York defense lawyer Joe Tacopinahelped win an acquittal for his client, Kent Franks,in a high-profile sex abuse case.
  3. 3. Franks worked as a gym teacher at for sevenyears prior to charges being brought against him.Nine girls, who were between six and eight yearsold at the time the investigation was conducted,offered conflicting accounts of what sort ofinappropriate conduct had occurred. According toFrankss lawyer, there was a general lack ofconsistency in the girls testimony that caused thejury to doubt their claims. It was this detail that thedefense used to help ensure Frankss acquittal.
  4. 4. Joe Tacopina is a well-known defense lawyerwhose cases have included those accused withsexual misconduct charges. He was hired byMichael Jackson to defend his manager duringJacksons 2004 criminal trial.

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