Former Pasco "officer of the year" Richard Aguirre is in court on rape charges. Authorities have protected the victim's privacy, but when she took the stand Monday, it was revealed to be his own niece. 

Back in November 2014 Richard Aguirre was accused of rape by a woman who spent the night at his house after an evening of drinking. His defense attorney says they fell asleep in the same bed, but nothing happened. She's making up the story as part of another lie and was too drunk to remember much of the evening anyway.

The DNA experts have testified Aguirre's DNA was on the woman's underwear, disagreeing with his account.

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