CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – An attorney for the woman who accused former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault says the alleged victim still believes she did the right thing by going to police.
A Colorado jury acquitted Cox Friday morning. He could have faced two years to life in prison.
The woman's attorney, Craig Silverman, says in a statement Friday that she believes there was wrongdoing and dishonesty by Cox and his teammates. He says she doesn't want other sexual assault victims to be discouraged from coming forward.
Cox was accused of sexually assaulting the woman in September 2010 after a night of partying. The woman became pregnant, and prosecutors said DNA tests indicated Cox was the father.
The woman testified that she remembers little about what happened that night and believed she was drugged.