Jury Selection Begins for the alleged kidnapping and rape prosecution of former Westminster Police Detective Anthony Orban

West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) 26 April 2012 Jury selection began today in People of the State of California v. Anthony Nicholas Orban (San Bernardino Co...


West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) 26 April 2012

Jury selection began today in People of the State of California v. Anthony Nicholas Orban (San Bernardino County, Case No. FWV1000794), where the former Marine and Westminster Police Detective is for multiple charges from the third April 2010 followed, allegedly armed kidnapping, rape and sexual assault of a woman at the Ontario Mills Mall Orban, represented by criminal defense lawyer James E. Journal since his arrest, has to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Anthony Orban, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran and police officer, has no memory of the crime or the hours that went into it. After being honorably as his platoon commander in Iraq during the second Gulf War, Orban wrote in the police academy and quickly became a detective with the Westminster Police Department. Orban was highly regarded in the department, and has received numerous awards for his work. Orban was, however, suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As he struggled to cope with the effects of PTSD, Orban has been prescribed a combination of drugs Zoloft and Neurontin.


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leaf, which is known for its creative defense strategies and the creation of new defenses in criminal law, contends that Mr. Orban’s crimes, the result of Zoloft-induced psychosis. Through his use of the prescription drug known as Zoloft, my client suffered a psychotic break from reality, where he could not understand his actions and do not look right wrong, Mr. Leaf, who then went on to say it had not been for the use of Zoloft, would not this crime occurred. have

Mr. Leaf explains that Orban had no criminal record prior to the sexual assault and suffered from PTSD after returning from Iraq and that he was “overprescribed” with the antidepressant Zoloft and anti-seizure drug Neurontin. Journal Orban said wife and other relatives, colleagues and friends completely to the allegations against the former Marine and Iraq War veteran filed shocked and will continue to stand by him during the process.

Westminster Police Chief Mitch Waller also told the OC Register (Published: April 9, 2010) that Orban has always been a good officer with an exemplary record, who was recently promoted to detective. “As we found out, we were forced to go back to his employment record, background record and polygraph test results,” Waller said. “We check to see whether we missed any red flags, and we have not seen.

Crimes of random violence by police officers are unusual, said an expert. “It’s statistically bizarre have an officer assault a woman in broad daylight and rape her as alleged here,” said Ronald Huff, a criminologist at UC Irvine. “This is really rare.” (Published: OC Register 9 April 2010)

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Deborah Ploghaus are tracking this case and believes that Orban’s duty was to protect and serve, as in the OC Register (Published: April 9, 2010) indicated. “The crime is a random act of violence that could happen to anyone who is scary enough, but the fact it with an off-duty officer whose job it is to protect the public from crime has been committed, this case particularly terrible. “

Anthony Orban study is expected to last six weeks, and is heard in the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court, Division 7, before the Honorable Judge Shahla S. Sabet.

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