Adam Foss, a former Boston prosecutor turned criminal justice reform advocate and frequent speaker on mass incarceration, was indicted yesterday. of rape and sexual abuse, by the District Attorney of Manhattan (NY).
was presumptuous raped a singer in a hotel in New York in 2017. Between 2008 and 2016, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, covering Boston.
The 42-year-old defendant and Los Angeles native was released without bail at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court. Pleaded “not guilty”. of the rape and sexual assault charges, alleging that the encounter was consensual and that the accused continued to search for him afterwards.
Judge Curtis Farber released him under supervision at the request of prosecutors, with the condition that you hand in your passport, added New York Post.
Foss, a public speaker and founder of the social justice organization “Prosecutor Impact,” is accused of raping a 25-year-old woman while she slept in a Midtown hotel room on October 21, 2017.
He and singer Raegan Sealy had been calling and texting each other for a month before their date, but she repeatedly rebuffed his attempts at sex before they both fell asleep, according to prosecutors.
Foss, who has lectured on criminal justice reform for TED Talk, allegedly took advantage of Sealy in her sleep and “was unable to consent because she was physically defenseless,” the indictment states.
In 2020, Sealy publicly accused Foss of raping her after the two met at an event where she was performing and he was giving a speech. A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said they could not confirm whether the female accuser was Sealy because they were not releasing the identities of the victims.
Last year, Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney Rachael Rollins apologized to two women interned at the office. as students and with whom Foss was allegedly “unprofessional” and inappropriate. But the alleged conduct was not found to be criminal, Rollins said.
All charges are mere accusations and the persons prosecuted are presumed innocent until proven guilty.