Accused Shows Penis in Court to Prove Innocence in Rape Case, Found Not Guilty
Desmond James who Showed his penis in the courtroom as a piece of Evidence (Photo Credits: Connecticut/New Haven)

You might not have seen something like this even in the movies but for those present in New Haven court in Connecticut that day, it was more than what they could have ever imagined to see in a court. Desmond James, a sex-assault accused, dropped his trousers right in the middle of the court and flashed his manhood to prove that he was innocent. And it worked, the jurors cleared James of three counts of sexual assault.

James was picked by a victim of sexual assault on the basis of a photo lineup. She had reported to the police that she was raped when she was on her way back home in 2012 in the night. She described the identity of the molester as a dark male with big lips and curly hair. She also described the genitals of the man who molested her and said that the assaulter's penis was of a lighter color than the skin of his body.

This is where James lawyer Todd Bussert found a loop hole. This may have led James to believe that the only way he could have proved himself innocent was by flashing his dick. And he did that in broad daylight in the house of justice.

The lawyer decided that the only way to save his client was to get it proven that his private parts were as dark as his skin. In fact, James had been pleading from day one that his penis is darker than his skin and that he was wrongly picked. When the moment of decision came, he stood with his pants down and modesty out which embarrassed one and all including James. But it helped him get free of the charges as the victims' description did not match with that of James genitals.

However, James is already serving a 65-years-jail term for having raped a 10-year-old girl after breaking into a house. The prosecutor is not convinced with James showing his 'innocence', she has speculated that James might have modified his pubic hair to change the appearance of his penis. But he stands free of this charge now.