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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gaines Township Police Sergeant Sentenced To 3 to 23 1/2 Months; Rape Charges Dropped

A Gaines Township Police Sergeant has been sentenced in Potter County Court of Common Pleas. He was accused by Pennsylvania State Police of raping a woman in Galeton 2 years ago.

Kane Jordan Shope, 31, of Galeton, PA, was charged with raping a known female, 32 years old, also of Galeton between January 7 at 9:30 PM and January 8 at 5:00 AM according to a news release by Trooper Michael Delp of the Coudersport barracks.

Over the course of two years of court action, the *PA Attorney General's office, who prosecuted the case, dropped all charges except a Misdemeanor 2 Simple Assault for which Shope pleaded no contest. 

Potter County Judge Stephen Minor sentenced Shope on January 3rd to 3 months to 23 1/2 months in Potter County Jail according to court documents. Other media is reporting that Shope will be eligible for release after 3 months with good behavior, at which time he would be on house arrest for 6 months and then regular parole thereafter. He is also responsible for a fine and court costs and 100 hours of community service. His police certification will be revoked.


*Article corrected. Attorney General, not DA prosecuted the case.

34 comments :

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would the DA drop all of those charges?

Anonymous said...

Because our screwed up justice system protects the criminals not the victim.he was a cop.i think it was a given he'd get away with this.feel so bad for the girl.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW

Anonymous said...

His new bride must be so proud.

Anonymous said...

Because the DA is a tool.

Anonymous said...

They made sure to give him a short enough sentence that he could serve close to home. A slap on the wrist. A man who swore to uphold the law, serve & protect... our justice system at it's finest.

Anonymous said...

I wondered why Gaines hasn't been a speed trap in some time.

Anonymous said...

You people voted your DA in your County.....

S. Williams said...

Sorry, BUT, His New bride is very proud of him as are his parents and his In-laws! You people have "NO IDEA" why those charges were dropped! You are just "assuming" the worst! But, that is the "normal" thing to do in this area!

Anonymous said...

Why should he be charged with rape when the newspaper said they had consensual?

Anonymous said...

Fun Fact the Attorney Generals Office handled this case, not the DA.

Anonymous said...

To the author of this post/article, it contains some incorrect information. The DA appropriately recused himself in this matter and it was prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. It is also worth noting that the original plea offer had a binding recommendation of simply probation and Judge Minor rejected that plea.

Anonymous said...

You all need to check your FACTS before running your mouths (who am I kidding? this is Potter County). Your DA didn't even handle this case. It was public record that the Attorney General's office did. I'd bet my last buck that if Watson had been the prosecutor, there would have been a trial instead of a plea deal and this moron would be sitting in state prison right now.

Anonymous said...

There are three sides to every story.... her side, his side and the truth.... looks to me like the truth came out. Get a life people!

Anonymous said...

He raped her and gets off! How is that possible! This is a man of the law whom we are to look up to!!

Anonymous said...

The charges were dropped in exchange for his plea to simple assault what a crock. Maybe DA felt sorry for his wife she already has the father if her kids in jail for a long time

S. Williams said...

Duh!!! I finally figured out why alot of you are pissed off...It's because either you or someone close to you was arrested by this man! lolololol.............. Get a life! The charges were dropped because "it did not happen" NOT because of who he is!

Anonymous said...

S. Williams... did you see what she looked like when he was finished?

Anonymous said...

Charges were dropped he made a deal in exchange for charges being dropped, and not just any deal jail time so doesn't sound like he was innocent.

Anonymous said...

S.Williams doesn't have a clue.she stuck up for her daughter's druggie baby daddy.the poor children involved.i don't think he even lives with his new bride.

Anonymous said...

I was never arrested by him or anyone I know and I think it's the biggest crock ever.

Anonymous said...

Why does a simple assault conviction have anything to do with someone else's conviction. Or someone else's kids or where anyone lives. Sounds to me like you have a problem with his wife, maybe you should get a hold of her personally instead of hiding behind an anonymous post.

Anonymous said...

Lol 11:35 you're anonymous yourself.i don't have an issue with her.dont really know her.just the situations she's been in.think maybe some life changes are in order

Anonymous said...

She wouldn't believe it if she saw the pictures

Anonymous said...

You want to talk about rape??? I want my annual school taxes back. Seems like my money was pissed away on all the commenters above. Geesh, is there any intelligent life left in these mountains???

Love,

Mouse

john pagano said...

i do know why they wete dropped and i certainly hope you never have to go through it and i hope for your daughtets sake he does reform you dont k ow what he is capable of

john pagano said...

oh Sandy but it did happen

Anonymous said...

John,
Most know that it did and that he got away with what he did. She has her head in the sand the same as she did with the druggie, hopefully her daughter isn't his next vixtim

Anonymous said...

In the boonie mountains youd get raped in the ass like deliverance

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe the last comment was allowed to be published. That's horrible. Shame on the one that wrote it and the one that and the one who allowed

Anonymous said...

Squeal like a pig watch out ahhhh

Anonymous said...

Proud of him for what???

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the state also handling the prosecution of the son of the Coudersport police officer (Wetzel?), charged with a slew of sex crimes against minors? That seems to have vanished from the "justice" system. Orwell was right. "Some pigs are more equal than others."

Anonymous said...

You all need to just get a life and mind your own business. You all act like you know for a fact that it actually happened. Were you there?? 3 sides to the story is right his side her side and the truth so unless you were there witnessing it bug off. This will be old news in a couple days and you all will find some other sole to talk bad about. Get a new hobby really!!!!