Veteran San Antonio police officer facing sexual assault charges
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 24-Dec-2013
Readers in Dallas are likely aware that if a person who has been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, such as sexual assault, there will likely be serious consequences. The effects of allegations of a sex crime, however, reach far beyond just the possibility of a prison sentence if convicted. Even just the accusation could have an impact on the personal and professional life of the person who has been blamed.
A veteran of the San Antonio police force was reportedly accused recently of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a traffic stop. According to reports, the 40-year-old man allegedly raped the woman in the back of his police cruiser after he had pulled her over on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle. She was purportedly handcuffed during the incident. It was reported that the officer was later arrested on sexual assault charges.
While the investigation into these most recent allegations of sexual assault is still ongoing, it is not the first accusation of criminal sexual conduct on the part of the officer. According to reports, although charges were not ever filed, the man was accused of a sexual assault by another woman a few years ago. It remains unknown to the public at this time what the man's work status is as he awaits a trial. Often in situations such as this, the person who has been accused of a criminal offense will be put on leave from their job until their legal issues are resolved.
If you, like the officer in this case, have been accused of a serious crime, it may be beneficial to obtain legal representation to advise you in your criminal defense. An attorney will be able to explain your options and will help to look out for your interests.
Source: CBS News, "Texas police officer allegedly raped teen in car," Iris Carreras, Nov. 25, 2013