Indiana appeals court affirms East Chicago man’s rape conviction | Criminal offense and Courts

Luciano Galvan

Luciano Galvan

An East Chicago person convicted in January of raping a woman acquaintance soon after driving the woman house next a get together received a honest trial, the Indiana Courtroom of Appeals has dominated.

Luciano Galvan III, 25, was sentenced in February to 9 decades in jail for the Sept. 9, 2018 rape at the woman’s Whiting apartment.

In accordance to court data, the girl “was so intoxicated that she could not stand up” when Galvan and a close friend took the lady residence. The pal promptly returned to the party while Galvan stayed to “choose care of her.”

Galvan told his pal afterward that he experienced sex with the female while he was in her condominium. The woman’s roommate later discovered the woman handed out in bed on her back with her shirt over her bra, sporting no pants or underwear, court docket data demonstrate.

Records indicate Galvan identified as the girl afterwards the same working day and admitted obtaining intercourse with her. He also despatched a team textual content concept to pals indicating he experienced intercourse with the girl although she was blacked out.

“I couldn’t retain it a secret and understood it was terrible to retain it from her so I told her and she pretty much hates me now and I never blame her,” Galvan claimed in the group message. “I am so sorry fellas. I’m like crying suitable now and my fingers are shaking. I experience worthless.”

Between the difficulties Galvan argued in his appeal was the deficiency of proof, aside from his confessions, justifying his rape conviction.