Former casino guard acquitted of rape charges
The Las Vegas casino guard had been accused of raping a casino patron in 2017
Robert Laws is a free man, although he had to suffer two years of hell to receive his freedom. The former casino security guard had been accused of rape and kidnapping stemming from an incident in 2017, but has now been acquitted of all charges. With a little bit of luck, he’ll be able to return to the normal life he was leading prior to launch of the personal attack on his character.
41-year-old Laws was working as a security guard at New York-New York in September 2017 when he suddenly found his world turned upside down. An unidentified female had gone to the police and filed a complaint against him, accusing him of sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping. He was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count each of the other two charges.
However, the incident had never played out the way the woman had described and a Clark County jury recognized the fallacy of her arguments, leading to the acquittal. Laws said through his lawyer after the verdict was announced, “I appreciate the jury’s thoughtful look at the evidence and the facts in the case, and their willingness to apply reason to come to a fair and just resolution.”
This particular case may have now come to a close and Laws may have received vindication, but he isn’t completely cleared yet. Metro Vegas police have previously asserted that there may have been other victims. However, it made its first accusation soon after the alleged attack took place and, two years later, no new evidence has turned up.