Trial began this week for a former Garden Grove cop accused of sexually assaulting three women he dated, calling them names and telling them he gave them sexually transmitted diseases.
A prosecutor laid out that story for jurors Tuesday, but defendant Jesse Andrew Green's defense attorney called the Huntington Beach 35-year-old's accusers liars who continued dating him after the alleged attacks.
Here is the case the Orange County District Attorney's made in October 2010 against Green, who at that time was on administrative leave from the Garden Grove Police Department that had employed him for four years. He was fired the following month.
On April 26, 2006, Green is accused of going to the Santa Ana home of Jane Doe #2, a 41-year-old woman he had met online and had been dating in a short-term on-again, off-again relationship. The defendant is accused of forcibly sodomizing the victim against her will as she screamed and struggled to get away. During the sexual assault, Green is accused of making derogatory and intimidating statements to frighten the victim. He is accused of then leaving Jane Doe #2's home.
On Nov. 6, 2009, Green is accused of going to his Huntington Beach apartment with 40-year-old Jane Doe #1, whom he met through a mutual friend, after having dinner on their first date. The defendant is accused of forcibly sodomizing the victim against her will as she screamed and struggled to get away. During the sexual assault, Green is accused of making derogatory and intimidating statements to frighten the victim. Jane Doe #1 was eventually able to break free and run out of the apartment.
Both victims were extremely reluctant to report the sexual assault to law enforcement, fearing that Green may use his position as a police officer to retaliate against them. The two victims do not know each other. The Santa Ana Police Department investigated the case involving Jane Doe #2 and the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) investigated the case involving Jane Doe #1.
Now that the trial has finally begun, we discover there are three victims and, thanks to Deputy District Attorney Eric Scarbrough's opening statement, what those derogatory and intimidating statements were. Green allegedly forced the women to perform a sex act they objected to while insulting them and claiming he was giving them a sexually transmitted disease.
But the prosecutor also made it clear that each woman–identified in court only as Gina, Abigail and Marissa–knew Green before the alleged assaults, made “physically, emotionally and psychologically confusing reports of date rape,” and “did some foolish things, dangerous things, afterward,” (according to reporter Paul Anderson's City News Service report).
Abigail, who met Green through the dating website Match.com, went on a second date with him after he allegedly forced her to perform a sex act on him but she cannot say why, Scarbrough explained.
Gina also met Green online, went on a date with him and had consensual sex with him before a second encounter when he allegedly became angry when she asked him to wear a condom and forced her to have anal sex, according to Scarbrough. The prosecutor added that during the alleged attack Green called her “bitch” and “whore” and claimed he had herpes, but was real “nice” afterward.
Marissa, who met Green through mutual friends, conceded to sending him “salacious” photos of herself in lingerie, but–again–when it came time for sex and she asked him to wear a condom, he allegedly became angry, called her a “bitch” and “whore” and said, “I have AIDS, now you're going to have AIDS and no one will want you,'” the prosecutor said.
And–again–Green was reported to be nice afterward, until he allegedly “turned her over” and forced her to have anal sex, which she objected to because it was “incredibly
painful,” Scarbrough told the court, adding Marissa's face was shoved so deep into the mattress that she couldn't breathe.
Green is represented by the go-to attorney for certified and alleged bad cops, John Barnett, who pointed out that after their first times in bed with with Green, the women again called and dated “the alleged rapist and sodomizer.”
Barnett accused Gina of being a woman scorned because she wanted a serious relationship with Green and he only wanted a casual one. He claimed Marissa did not initially tell officers about Green's alleged sexually transmitted disease chatter, adding it only became part of her accusations after a police officer showed her a report on the case. The attorney also claims Marissa falsely accused a police dispatcher of calling her a “cop hater,” something that is not revealed in 9-1-1 tapes.
Abigail not only went on a second date with Green, but the two had 67 telephone calls following the alleged attack, according to Barnett. One was a “happy birthday call” from Abigail to Green, which Barnett mockingly called, “A happy birthday to my rapist.”
Green is charged with three counts of sodomy by force and a count of rape, all felonies. Prosecutors originally stated he faced up to 16 years in state prison with a conviction. *Additional counts later filed by the DA pushed that maximum sentence to 24 years in prison. (*Sentence added to clarify new maximum sentence.)