Man pleads no contest to raping and shaving a man

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Posted: Nov 02, 2011 12:16 PM
Man pleads no contest to raping and shaving a man

A former Southern California reserve police officer has pleaded no contest to drugging and raping a friend before shaving the unconscious man's body hair.

Los Angeles prosecutors say 56-year-old John Haig Marshall entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of sexual penetration of an intoxicated person.

Marshall faced up to eight years in prison if convicted at trial but reached a plea deal calling for three years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

The Torrance Daily Breeze ( reports Marshall's 29-year-old friend told investigators he was drugged, sexually assaulted and shaved of his body hair a year ago in Marshall's shower in Redondo Beach. The men were drinking buddies.

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Marshall's lawyer says the shower was consensual and there was no sexual penetration.