A mock trial at the University of Central Florida will explore the differences between consensual sex and rape and give students a firsthand look at how sexual assault cases are prosecuted.
The mock trial will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.
The trial will feature testimony, cross-examinations, instructions from the judge and a jury decision. Student actors as well as professionals from campus and the community will play different roles.
A panel discussion will follow the trial. Panelists will include local defense attorney Richard Hornsby; Jamie Owen, UCF Student Legal Services; Janice Ruschak, UCF Women’s Health Clinic; Christine Mouton, UCF Victim Services; and Ofc. Pete Stephens, UCF Police Department.
The event is sponsored by UCF Victim Services and UCF Student Legal Services.