During his testimony, Wamala complained that the police had harassed him in their questioning and he became frustrated into a forced confession. "For hours they asked me these questions… the same questions, over and over," Wamala said. Neither this explanation, nor recantation by the two women was convincing enough to the jury who had heard the Wamala trial over six days. They found Wamala guilty of 11 counts of aggravated sexual assault, each punishable by 10-20 years. He was acquitted on the 12th charge. An appeal initiated by Wamala's team would not be surprising.
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ALBERT McKEON, "Ex-teacher's fate in rape case in jury's hands," Nashua Telegraph, 14 September 2007
ANDREW WOLFE "Witness affirms rape testimony," Nashua Telegraph, 13 September 2007.
ANDREW WOLFE, "Many assault charges tossed," Nashua Telegraph, 12 September 2007.