Falmouth jury finds Justin Mustafa guilty

Defendant reportedly abused victim, injected her with heroin in 2013

Following a three-day trial in Falmouth District Court, a jury found 24-year-old Justin Mustafa of East Falmouth guilty in connection with an incident that occurred between June 29, 2013 and July 5, 2013.  The verdict was announced by the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office in a release Wednesday.

Mustafa was accused of holding a female victim against her will for several days and physically and mentally abusing her.  Mustafa reportedly intentionally injected the victim with heroin and forced her to perform sexual acts on his dog, the release said.

According to Falmouth police at the time of his arrest, Mustafa reportedly believed the woman had cheated on him while he was in prison. He reportedly threatened to blackmail the woman with video he took of her during the 2013 incident, police said.

The defendant was found guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. Following the verdict Wednesday, Judge H. Gregory Williams sentenced Mustafa to three consecutive sentences--a total of six years at the Barnstable House of Correction.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael K. Giardino.

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