Police officer in RI sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping woman inside substation

A police officer in Rhode Island who raped a woman in an empty police substation has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Marcus Huffman was sentenced Wednesday in Providence Superior Court for the 2007 rape of a woman he picked up outside a nightclub. Prosecutors say the woman was drunk, and Huffman drove her to a nearby substation and raped her.

The woman then walked to her aunt's house. Huffman was one of several officers who responded after 911 was called.

Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel called Huffman's actions "out of a horror movie."

His lawyer had said during the trial that the sex was consensual, but jurors rejected that argument. Huffman was convicted in April. He has been suspended without pay.

He apologized in court for what he called a lapse in judgment.