People v. Michael Gressett



A veteran Contra Costa County sex-crimes prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Michael Gressett, 51, of Martinez is charged in this complaint with raping another deputy district attorney.

The charges include rape, oral copulation, sodomy and penetration with a foreign object, all felonies. The alleged attack occurred in May 2008.

Gressett's attorney, Michael Cardoza, told the San Francisco Chronicle that his client is innocent and will "fight these allegations very vigorously."

"Everybody that knows him is exceedingly shocked by these allegations," Cardoza said. "The problem with allegations like this is that when he walks away innocent, there will always be people who will wonder. The allegations alone have a devastating effect."

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Reference Info:Pleadings | State, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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