McGowan, the former treasurer of the Greater Danbury chapter of the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control, co-founder/Vice President of United States Citizens for Immigration and Law Enforcement hate group, 2007 candidate for mayor, and Pseudolaw lunatic was charged with first degree sexual assault as a result of an investigation by the New Milford Police Department.
Here's some background the case that's been recognized as one top 10 crimes of 2009:
Here how the News-Times detailed the horrific alleged assault.
In the 13-page affidavit, the woman describes a variety of sexual encounters to which she consented, but she claimed that on Oct. 20, 2008, after attending a meeting at McGowan's church, he assaulted her anally at a house he was building on Juniper Road in New Milford.
The woman told police she said, "What are you doing?" and "Stop," but McGowan instead "put his right arm around her neck and put her in a headlock," according to the affidavit.
After speaking with counselors at the women's shelter in Danbury, the victim went to New Milford Hospital on Oct. 22 and hospital personnel called police, according to the affidavit.
...the police report’s write-up on the incident is more graphic.
…he [McGowan] pushed his penis into her anus. When he did this, Victim stated that she asked "What are you doing" and "Stop." Victim states that she arched her back as she initially struggled to to get him out of her. When she did this, McGowan put his right arm around her neck and put her in a headlock.
According to the affidavit, after speaking with representatives at the Women's Shelter in Danbury, the victim went to New Milford Hospital and a police investigation was conducted, which resulted in McGowan's arrest.
According to CT Defense Lawyer website, first degree sexual assault is a CLASS B felony, if found guilty, the local xenophobe could be sentenced to 1 to 20 years in prison and fined up to 15,000 dollars.
RECAP OF LATEST COURT HEARING:
After his case was called by Judge James P. Ginochio, and the marshalls approached McGowan, as he approached the chamber, the co-founder of the United States Citizens for Immigration and Law Enforcement hate-group continued his irrational Pseudolaw claim that the court doesn't have jurisdiction over him.
McGowan: I enter of my own free will...I do not grant jurisdiction
Judge: Mr. McGowan, they need to hear what you're saying...no one understands what you're saying.
McGowan: I enter of my own free...
Court recorder: I don't understand what you're saying.
After dealing with McGowan's bizzare statement, Judge Ginochio checked the calander in order to find a date to finally move the case forward to possibly jury selection. After given a JAnuary date, McGowan objected and requested a date in late March, to which prosecutor Dawn Gallo stated was not a good date. While attempting to find a agreeable date, McGowan attempted to shift the conversation by alleging that his argument of juristirciton hasn't been addressed (which of course is incorrect):
Judge: Just have your motions in.
McGowan: Same ones as before, the state hasn't proven juristriciton.
Judge: I've dealth with that. Give me a date in Feb.
McGowan: I object your honor
Judge: You object with the date
McGowan: About juristrciton
Judge: Your objections are entered into the record
After a date of Feb 23rd was agreed by all parties, McGowan bizarre actions contiuned as he attemtped which seemed to look like a box of paperwork into the record.
Judge; File it the corect way so that everyone gets a copy.
McGowan: I owuld like to but it was lost the last time.
Judge: I won't stop you from filing anything...you need to file it the appropriate way.
With McGowan's laughable behavior, it's easy to loose sight of the fact that the charges against McGowan are very serious and that there is an alleged victim in this case who was possibly seriously assulted. As this case moves forward, hopefully we can get beyond McGowan's nonsense and get to the actual case.
- McGowan harass marchers, desecrates Mexican flag at 2006 immigration rally
- McGowan joins racist local access personality Tom "Big T" Bennett in inciting people to harm members of the immigrant community.
- Fairfield Weekly mocks McGowan's campaign for mayor.
- Elise Marciano anti-immigrant group members applaud while speaker advocates placing immigrants in WW-II style concentration camps.
- Court trial day seven: Jury trial
- Court trial day six: Motions denied
- Court trial day five: Endless Endless subpoenas and bizarre motions to dismiss
- LITCHFIELD REGISTER-CITIZEN: Local man accused of rape is competent for trial
- NEWS-TIMES: McGowan found competent to stand trial in New Milford rape case
- Court trial day two: Excuses, excuses
- Court trial day one: Strange behavior, disturbing arrest warrant affidavit
- McGowan arrested, charged with first-degree sexual assault