DAYTON, Ohio — Hundreds of Men’s Rights Activists from around the world are descending upon the Dayton Municipal Court on November 15, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. to protest a gross miscarriage of justice after a man was denied a jury trial, denied the opportunity to testify, the accuser admitted to perjury and a prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence.
In January of 2008 at Sinclair Community College, following a consensual kiss with a fellow student, Nicholas Alahverdian was charged with sexual imposition and public indecency, as the accuser was informed that her then-boyfriend had been told they were seen together at lunch. The accuser’s statement, which she later testified was perjured, insisted that Alahverdian held her up against a wall in a hallway at the College and masturbated.
A Voice for Men (AVFM), the leader of the coalition fighting this lack of due process, is an online publication and organization devoted to promoting a culture that values equal treatment under the law for all human beings and pushing for an end to rape hysteria, domestic violence hysteria and false allegations.
Nicholas Alahverdian, now notable for his work reforming the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families, was educated at Harvard University and is on leave until the Ohio charges are resolved.
Evidence that has been examined by the AVFM Judicial Accountability Committee has led to the determination that the conviction is egregiously suspect. Notwithstanding the review of that evidence, Alahverdian’s civil rights were violated in multiple unconstitutional and inexcusable ways by the Dayton Municipal Court.
The primary parties to blame are a questionable accuser (Mary J. Grebinski), a corrupt police officer who was fired by the Dayton Police Department (Kenneth Quatman), a prosecutor who withheld vital information in violation of U.S. Supreme Court precedent Brady v. Maryland, and a careless judge (Carl Henderson) who allowed multiple legal iniquities to occur in his courtroom, among them, telling Alahverdian to “shut up” when he tried to fire his public defender and demand that his timely-filed request for a jury trial be honored.
Grebinski’s credibility is undermined by a minimum of 24 glaring inconsistencies in her testimony. The police officer, Kenneth Quatman, had already been fired from the Dayton, Ohio Police Department but was later hired by the Sinclair Community College Police. Quatman had a burdensome record of dishonesty on the job. His testimony against Alahverdian was nothing more than parroting statements made by Grebinski to him.
Judge Carl S. Henderson refused Alahverdian the right to a jury trial, refused to let him testify in his own behalf, refused to let him fire his public defender, and unilaterally convicted him with no forensic evidence whatsoever, leaving him to be placed on a sex offender registry for 15 years.
Alahverdian and his attorney Eric J. Allen of Columbus will be filing a motion for a new criminal trial based on a structural error. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in State v. Williams that sex offender registration statutes are punitive and therefore the charges are serious, not petty, and warrant a trial by jury. This Ohio Supreme Court decision is retroactively applicable since Alahverdian’s case was pending on appeal.
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