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The victim's attorney says this is just another baseless attack.

Lydia Cuomo said, "His face and his picture will forever haunt me. It's never going to be something that I'm OK seeing. And I have this opportunity to take this negative thing and make it positive, so it's definitely just something I want to continue to do."

The ex-cop hopes to get some time taken off his sentence, though.

Moreno's attorney, Joseph Tacopina, has argued that the heroin was found in a shared locker, and that it didn't belong to him.

Former NYPD officer Franklin Mata was sentenced today to 60 days in jail and three years probation for official misconduct stemming from rape charges that he and his former partner were acquitted of in May.

Gratifying feelings of seeing "the system work" were chilled by the reality of the system itself: just hours after being sentenced and led away to jail, Moreno was released on $125,000 bail pending appeal.

As protests go, it was an intimate affair: around 50 people gathered amidst the skateboarders and tourists with camcorders attempting to document their time in front of the "Law & Order" courthouse.

As the woman who accused him of rape sat in the courtroom, ex-cop Kenneth Moreno was upbraided by Justice Gregory Carro, who said that when police officers commit crimes, "It endangers the fabric of society."

The protest has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.

Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata are in court today to find out if they'll be going to prison for official misconduct.