Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Utah Judge Orders Reiki Specialist Manager David Anthony Burgess To Stand Trial On First-Degree Rape Charges, Burgess Laughs At Victim's Testimony


On Tuesday January 20th, 2009, a Salt Lake City judge ordered the manager of a Salt Lake City massage parlor to stand trial on a first-degree rape charge for allegedly assaulting a woman during a job interview. Full stories published by the Salt Lake Tribune and KSL Channel 5 (with video). Case also previously discussed on October 16th, 2008.

Twenty-seven-year old David Anthony Burgess (pictured above left), who is the manager of The Reiki Specialist located at 231 East 400 South, has been accused of rape by two women when they went separately for job interviews on September 3rd and September 9th respectively. One woman said she answered a job advertisement on Craigslist, while the other said she was solicited by e-mail on MySpace.

During Tuesday's preliminary hearing, the first victim recounted how she met Burgess for a job interview at a building and was told to disrobe so he could "train her" on how to give massages to clients. But Burgess' attorney Michael Sikora immediately counterattacked, claiming that she was engaged in a "highly sexualized situation" and that she never asked Burgess to stop his behavior during the interview. The woman, 18 at the time, testified she did not tell Burgess to stop the assault because she was "in shock".

Sikora also questioned why the woman chose to use cocaine before she went to the hospital for a rape exam or notified police. She said she had a mental breakdown after she realized she'd been raped and used drugs as an outlet to cope with her emotions. Burgess himself laughed uproariously when Sikora asked the victim if she was sexually aroused during the incident and she replied "no."

Burgess, who also goes by the name Jay Bright, will have another preliminary hearing on Thursday January 22nd to determine if a trial will go forward in connection with the second victim. In addition, an arraignment hearing is scheduled for February 2nd before Judge Randall Skanchy.

Burgess also was charged in yet a third case involving a prostitute back in August. He has been chareged with third-degree felony exploitation of a prostitute. That case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in 3rd District Court on February 10th.

Analysis: This guy is a regular punk and a "playa". However, he's now playing a much different game, and it isn't by his rules. We'll see how uproariously he laughs when he takes up residence down in Draper - but known by a number instead of a name. Perhaps he'll run into Curtis Allgier, who could do us a favor before we execute him.

Unfortunately, it's not a slam dunk. The fact that Victim #1 didn't resist and used cocaine after the encounter may be held against her by a jury. Oftentimes the victim goes on trial as much as the perp. But rape is a serious charge, and we need to ensure there's no reasonable doubt before we put someone away.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here are the facts: All of this Information that you are about to read is 100% True and factual and can be seen in the court public records for yourself: The first false accuser was a well known prostitute in the Salt Lake City area & in California area as well, when she came to Mr. Burgesses place of Business she was talking about the different sexual adventure's and drugs she dealt with and so fourth being a prostitute to impress Mr. Burgess but He did not care too much how good her sexual services were, He was more concerned can she meet and greet customers with respect, answer the phone properly and learn Reiki therapy correctly, she undressed and talked more with Mr. Burgess, the trainining continued and she started again talking sexually, In the court room she said after the sex was done she began telling funny stories and continued to lay there naked for sometime enjoying a conversation with Mr. Burgess, she said she has to go to a customers house to perform her duties and she would call Mr. Burgess later then gave Him a hug and handshake, she then left and got high on cocaine, then continued to drive to the customers home while high on cocaine to do her sexual service with a customer across town then after the services wer finished she then called a friend and cooked up a false story of rape that led Mr. Burgess to be falsely accused, Mr. Burgess spent 10 months in jail for theese false allegations and only after being tired of falsely being in jail plead guilty to a misdemeanor & He was immediately released that same evening.

Anonymous said...

The second False accuser: The Facts: This woman came to Mr. Burgess's office and talked about the job and they both related to each other that they were both okay with nudity and being adults and different types of massaging and pleasure. her and Mr. Burgess both undressed and then both began to rub each other while standing up then the woman laid down on the massage table and Mr. Burgess massaged her, then after He was done with the massage they both laid on the table and one thing led to another after the sexual time they had together on she got down from the table and massaged Mr. Burgess for about 30 minutes then when she was finished they talked together for sometime then began to get dressed and then they went to see some friends & asslociates of Mr. Burgess (1 Male, 3 females) and they all met the woman and sinced nothing out of the unusual and all was well with the woman, An hour later the woman got ready to leave as Mr. Burgess walked her out then they spoke briefly and hugged each other then she left. seven (7) days later she told a story to a friend who then created a false horror story of false allegations that led to the arrest of Mr. Burgess on assumptions of theeese false allegations. In the courtroom in front of the Judge, proscecutor and Mr. burgesses's attorney,the false accuser while being asked did you ever tell Mr. Burgess to stop while having sex the false accuser said NO I did not tell Him to stop, Did Mr. Burgess ever tell you to stop while you were having sex with Him No He did not tell Me to stop, well sweetheart that is consensual sex said the attorney, the woman told the truth to the judge after the sex she gave Mr. Burgess a massage and hung out with his friends. Then suddenly out of nowhere while being questioned further by Mr. Burgesse's attorney the woman yelled loudly "ALL I WANTED WAS MONEY!!" she yelled this several times and then admitted to being addicted to several over the counter medicines and using different drugs and having scitzofrenia (multiple personalities) Mr. Burgess was a gentlemen to theese women and to this day He know's He was set up by another Business and by people that wanted to see Him fail, even after the woman admitted to consensual sex with Mr. Burgess He still did not get the charges dropped however the prosecution wanted Him to plead Guilty to something seeing that they falsely accused Him of this charge, After being behing bars for 10 long months Mr. Burgess pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was immediately released the same evening. There is no Justice in the justice system and Men are being exploited by lying women that put false allegations on innocent Men everyday and until the system acknowledge's that they have a problem with so many false allegations going on day by day America will just be a country full of innocent people in jail's and prisons, Its time for a change.

Anonymous said...

F OFF YOU POS... I WAS ONE OF THE GIRLS THAT CAME FORWARD... I WASNT ONE THAT WAS UNDER AGE.. NOR WAS ONE THAT WAS DEGRATING MYSELF TO BE A PROSTUITE... IM SURE U CAN FIGURE OUT WHO THIS IS... WANTED TO SHOW ME A FEW NEW STYLES... WHATEVER YOU CREEP!!! WEARING 2 PAIRS OF PANTS... TRYING TO MAKING A NAME FOR YOUR SELF... NO CAR... POS APT... ALL TALK ... NO GAME.. I HAD TO BE TESTED FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS... U PINNED ME DOWN.....MY FRIEND IN THE NEXT ROOM... I RAN OUT... NEVER LOOKED BACK... TURNED U IN... AND EVERYONE ELSE.. TOLD EM WHAT U AND TROY AND TJ WERE ALL UP TO... ALL UR PLANS AND GOALS... NOT COOL.. U GOT WHAT U DESERVED... U DESERVE MORE.. I WISH I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND GOT A RAPE KIT... U WOULD OF HAD 3 CHARGES... YOU MADE ME STRONGER U POS. . .