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"Appleton attorney David Dudas found guilty of sexual assault"

on Sunday, 04 May 2014. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

HTR News

by Ariel Cheung

David G. Dudas was convicted this morning of brutally sexually assaulting and strangling his wife after a trial that stretched for eight days in Outagamie County.

Dudas’ wife had expressed concerns to a friend that the increasingly rough sexual assaults had her scared “something serious might happen.”

After watching graphic videos of the extreme sex Dudas forced his wife to submit to for over a year, the jury validated her story, convicting him of 30 out of 31 charges. The lone charge in which jurors returned a not guilty verdict was on a count of strangulation relating to an incident that took place during the period of April to June 2013.

Dudas’ convictions included a count of first-degree sexual assault, 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault and 11 counts of strangulation.

The trial featured graphic, distressing evidence and difficult questions concerning consent between a husband and wife. The jury heard testimony from friends and family members, hospital personnel and police officers.

Dr. Dennis Sugrue, a psychologist and human sexuality expert, explained a category of sex called BDSM, which includes bondage, domination, submission and the enjoyment of pain. He said that consent and communication were vital to a healthy BDSM relationship, and that any gray area on that matter was problematic.

Dudas said he and his wife enjoyed a healthy, albeit “extreme” sex life, and it wasn’t until he told her she was a useless baby on July 21 that she decided to leave him and claim she was sexually assaulted.

The courtroom was full as jurors emerged from deliberations about 11:30 a.m. Dudas showed little emotion as Judge Tammy Jo Hock read through the lengthy verdict.

Hock made note of the graphic nature of the case when thanking jurors for their service.

“I really appreciate all you’ve done and all you’ve tolerated during this case,” she said. ...

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