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Kevin Spacey arrived in Nantucket on Monday morning just after 8am to attend his arraignment at the island's courthouse.
The actor is expected to enter a not guilty plea around 11am when he is arraigned on a single count of of Indecent Assault and Battery, which carries a sentence of up to five years in jail.
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At the same time, the Boston Globe is reporting that after the officer investigating the case turned in his report to the court, the clerk asked for a private hearing to be held because he felt that the alleged victim, then 18, may have consented to the 2016 incident.
In a bizarre twist, the clerk then falsely stated that it was the investigating trooper who called for the secret hearing, which could not be held until last month because the victim was studying abroad and was not available to speak with the clerk.
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That secret hearing resulted in the case being sent to trial, but Spacey and his team could have potentially been given the chance to have a private trial in which the victim would not have been present.
'After reviewing the materials for a time, magistrate Hart indicated he had questions concerning the issue of consent and wanted to hear from the complaining witness and would require a show-cause hearing,' said assistant district attorney Tara Miltmore.
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It will be a quick trip for Spacey, who has scheduled his flight off the island for noon, an hour after the proceedings are set to begin.
It was during the secret hearing that the trooper was questioned about the lack of eyewitnesses and evidence in the case.
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And despite claims to the contrary, the young man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by Spacey at a Nantucket bar did not film evidence of the actor groping him or touching him...
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