Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sex with other men consensual, ex-cop tells Chester County jury. We were like right hand and left hand together
A former Chester County police officer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several men admitted in testimony yesterday that he had sex or other intimate encounters with his accusers, but he said that the activities had been consensual and that he had never drugged them.
Mark Ethan McFall is accused of giving out medication and then molesting the unconscious or groggy men, often recording his acts. He is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, unauthorized administration of an intoxicant and related counts.
McFall, 43, a former South Coatesville cop and now a tow-truck driver, told jurors in West Chester yesterday that he is bisexual. He described trysts with one of his accusers and said he had taken part in an erotic Christmas-card photo shoot with another.
McFall contended that the activities had been consensual and that none of the encounters involved his slipping the accusers medications to render them unconscious.
But he said he had a "very long-term, much closer relationship" with a third man with whom he had been friends for more than a dozen years and who has accused him of similar offenses. "We were like right hand and left hand together," he said. *