NYC officer in rape trial: I don't 'kiss and tell'

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Posted: May 11, 2011 6:38 PM
NYC officer in rape trial: I don't 'kiss and tell'

A New York City police officer fighting a rape charge says he was simply being discreet by not telling his police partner about lying in the accuser's bed with her.

New York Police Department Officer Kenneth Moreno testified Wednesday he doesn't "kiss and tell."

Moreno and Officer Franklin Mata are on trial on charges including rape. They were called to help the drunken woman get home in December 2008.

Mata is accused of standing watch while Moreno raped her. She says she passed out and awoke to being raped.

Moreno says she flirted with him and he kissed her on the forehead and cuddled with her in her bed. He says they didn't have sex.

Mata says he was asleep in the living room while they were in the bedroom.