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June 9, 2011
Published: 07:07 AM, Wed Dec 07, 2011 - Modified: Mon, May 22, 2012 11:03 PM PDT
Robbin' & Rapin'!
ROBBINS, N.C. -- A Robbins police officer was indicted Monday by a Moore County grand jury on charges of rape and committing a sexual offense, according to the N.C. Department of Justice. Officer Travis Lee Baker, 32 (pictured below, left) of the 500 block of Sandywoods Farm Road in Pinehurst, is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, two counts of sexual battery, crime against nature and obstructing justice, said Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the State Bureau of Investigation. SBI agents arrested Baker on Monday. Bail was set at $25,000 at the Moore County Jail, according to county inmate records.
Talley said the alleged offense took place Aug. 16, 2011. The SBI investigated at the request of the Moore County district attorney's office, she said. Talley directed further questions to that office. District Attorney Maureen Krueger and Robbins Police Chief Jeffery Sheffield could not be reached immediately Tuesday evening. Talley said Baker was also indicted Monday in a separate case on charges of obstructing justice, five counts of identity theft and five counts of unauthorized access of a government computer. That offense is alleged to have happened in March while Baker was employed with Carthage police, she said.
Carthage Police Chief Bart Davis did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
March 5, 2011
FARR WEST, UT -- A Farr West man who is a former South Ogden police officer has been arrested on suspicion of 10 counts of sodomy of a child. Andrew Welling, 40, has been held in Weber County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail since his Tuesday arrest, said Weber County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Mark Lowther. The investigation by the sheriff's office is continuing, Lowther said, although further work consists largely of tying up loose ends. He said Welling has been cooperative during interviews with the sheriff's primary child sexual abuse investigator, Detective Stephanie Tatton, but stopped short of commenting on whether a confession resulted.
The incidents involved a single victim and are alleged to have occurred "over a period of years," Lowther said. He declined to comment further. Welling (pictured left) resigned from the South Ogden force in January 2011, after a little more than two years there, said South Ogden police spokeswoman Marci Edwards.
"In November of 2010, the Weber County Sheriff's Office notified South Ogden Police Department of a criminal investigation they were conducting involving Andrew Welling and he was placed on administrative leave," Edwards said in a news release.
"An internal investigation began at that time. None of the allegations occurred while he was on duty." Welling's resignation came while the department's internal investigation was still under way, she said. Welling was hired by the department in August 2008.
Welling was arrested and booked into the county jail just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. It was not clear when formal charges would be filed or when Welling's first court appearance would take place. A charge of sodomy of a child applies to victims younger than 14, involving circumstances short of rape. Lowther declined to release any facts of the case that might identify the victim.
Anthony Rollins! Guilty!
Published: February 24th, 2011 08:07 AM
Last Modified: February 24th, 2011 08:08 AM
"[Officer Anthony] Rollins was an anomaly in the department, which now must begin rebuilding the public trust damaged by Rollins' actions."
-- Anchorage, Alaska Police Chief Mark Mew (February 23, 2011)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says Officer Anthony Rollins was investigated in 2008 for having sex on the job. In that earlier investigation, Internal Affairs detectives in the police department had received a tip that Officer Anthony Rollins was engaging in sexual activity while in uniform on the job, said Police Chief Mark Mew. Investigators went so far as to put a tracking device on Rollins' patrol car in August 2008. Detectives found five more victims after that initial report. Rollins testified during the 12-day trial that three of the women consented to the sexual activity and that he did not have sexual contact with the other three. The chief said at a news conference Wednesday that investigators found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, but Rollins was severely disciplined.
(An officer handcuffs Anthony Rollins after the verdicts were read Feb. 22, 2011. The former Anchorage police officer was found guilty of sexual assault, criminal use of a computer and official misconduct for five of six alleged victims.)On Tuesday he was convicted of sexual assault and misconduct charges involving five women. A state Superior Court jury convicted Rollins Tuesday on 18 out of 20 criminal counts, including first- and second-degree sexual assault, official misconduct and illegal use of a computer related to five victims. He was acquitted on one count of second- degree sexual assault and one count of official misconduct for a sixth alleged victim. Rollins, 43, now faces a sentence ranging from 51 to 208 years behind bars.
Police Serial Rapist Trial! Anchorage Police Department!
February 16, 2011
Rollins Trial: Still No Verdict
It has been over 24 hours since the jury was given Police Officer Anthony Rollins' serial rape case. With 20 counts on the table, hear the break down of what he is being charged with.
Rollins Trial (Testimony): Other APD Officers Have Sex On Duty
Serious allegations emerge from the trial of former Anchorage Police Officer Anthony Rollins.
Cops That Sexually Offend! - Part XXVI - 2011
Cops that Sexually Offend! - Part XVII
Published: January 28th, 2011 01:45 PM - Updated: January 28th, 2011 01:46 PM
An Anchorage police officer charged with multiple sexual assaults faced his second accuser Thursday as the woman testified that he raped her at a downtown police substation in April 2009. Anthony Rollins' defense attorney claims the sex was consensual. The woman testified that she'd had a couple shots of liquor the night of her arrest for drunken driving. Her boyfriend had broken up with her just before she was pulled over for tailgating and flashing her high beams at a truck that had cut her off in traffic. "I was upset, crying that he broke up with me," she testified. The woman, now 21, said she was wearing a mini-skirt and a halter top. She failed field sobriety tests, and an officer put her in Rollins' custody.
(Suspended Anchorage police officer Anthony Rollins is before a jury on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.)At the substation, Rollins tested her breath-alcohol content. The machine gave a reading of 0.03, under the legal limit of 0.08, and therefore she wasn't going to be charged, she said. As he was reading the results, Rollins began stroking her hair and touching her face, making her feel uncomfortable, she testified. Rollins' comments turned sexual, she said. Then he pulled out his penis and a condom, she said. "I stood up to look around, to see if there were any cameras or people around," she testified. She told Rollins he risked losing his job if he did anything, thinking that would stop whatever he had planned. Rollins turned her around, pulled down her underwear and had sex with her, she said. She was still handcuffed. "I said 'no,' " she testified.
During the cross-examination, Rollins' attorney disputed the woman's claim that she'd told Rollins she did not want to have sex. Rollins' attorney said the woman had not told the police in initial interviews or the grand jury that she told Rollins "no." "You didn't tell him 'no,' did you?" the defense attorney asked. "Yes, I did," the woman said.
Prosecutors played voice mails Rollins left in the following days on her phone and showed text messages to the court to her from Rollins that he sent almost two weeks later. Some of the text messages were sent the same night Rollins is accused of forcing oral sex on another woman, who testified Tuesday. In the text messages, which span several hours, Rollins asks, “U forget about me”, calls himself “your favorite officer,” and asks, “Am I bothering u” Hours later, after the forced oral sex allegedly occurred, Rollins texted again.
“Ok, I don’t want to mess things up for u but I would like to keep in touch and would like very much to see u again,” according to the state’s evidence seized from the victim’s cell phone.
About three weeks later, Rollins later called her to ask that she not tell police anything about their encounter, because he was by then being investigated. “I said, 'Yes, I’m not going to say anything,’ ” she testified. “Why?” Marshall asked. “Because he’s a cop, and I’m young,” she said.
January 26, 2011
Yesterday opening statements were heard in the criminal trial of former Anchorage Police Officer Anthony Rollins. He is being accused of sexually assaulting at least five women. One of his alleged victims took the stand. According to the State, her DNA was found beneath Anthony Rollins' fingernail and on his clothes. She is the first of Rollins' alleged victims to come forward.On April 16, 2009, shortly after midnight, police arrested a 23-year-old woman for drunken driving. What happened after that is the beginning of the State's case against Rollins (pictured above, center). After that night, the 23-year-old DUI suspect went to STAR, Standing Together Against Rape, where she said the police procedure took a surprising turn when Rollins began asking her personal questions. "He said now that we're off the record--I want to ask you about your tongue ring," the alleged victim testified, whose identity the media is protecting.
Then she explained what happened in a different room moments later. "That's when he stepped toward me and put his hands down my pants and said, 'Well it feels like you're excited.'" She says the assault did not stop there. "Then he grabbed me by the hair and pulled my head down on him, and put it in my mouth, and I bit down. I wasn't trying to hurt him, just wanted him to leave me alone. Just to tell him it wasn't OK"
Asst. District Attorney Brittany Dunlop then asked how Rollins responded. "He said baby, baby that's too hard," the alleged victim recalls. According to the State, there are at least five more women with similar stories of what prosecutors call Rollins' predatory abuse of power.
The defense however, says Rollins is not a serial rapist who abused his police power. They paint a picture of a man who engaged in consensual sex with women who flirted with a man in uniform. "None of these things are sexual assault," explained his defense attorney. "Even taken together they're not sexual assault. They're bad sexual behavior, they're probably not what you would consider moral behavior, but they are not what's illegal behavior." Also called to the witness stand today was a detective who says police records show Rollins had at least 40 minutes of unaccounted time that day. The first victim says she was sexually assaulted during that time. The trial continues tomorrow and is expected to last a few weeks.
See: Cops that Sexually Offend! - Part XVII
Mata & Moreno!
March 7, 2011
NEW YORK — A rape case against two New York City police officers has taken an unusual turn just as it was about to go to trial.
Prosecutors say they plan to return the case to a grand jury. Defense lawyers say that's because of overlooked evidence that bolsters the officers' claims of innocence (See secretly recorded confession below).
Jury selection was abruptly postponed Monday at Manhattan prosecutors' request. They alleged that Officer Kenneth Moreno raped a drunken, semiconscious woman and that Officer Franklin Mata acted as a lookout after they were called to help her get home in December 2008.
Prosecutors did not discuss reasons for wanting to revisit an indictment obtained about two years ago. Moreno's lawyer says prosecutors realized they had evidence that wasn't presented to the grand jury.
February 21, 2011
A New York police officer accused of rape made a shocking 'confession' to his alleged victim, it has been claimed. Kenneth Moreno was being secretly recorded by the woman accusing him of attacking her when he apologized for things 'getting really crazy'. The woman, a fashion executive, came face to face with Moreno on the street in front of the East Village's 9th precinct station house, where he worked, several days after the alleged 2008 attack.
At the behest of investigators, she recorded their conversation. The tape will now play a key role in the prosecution of Moreno, 43 (pictured left) who has worked for the NYPD for 17 years. On the tape, Moreno at first tries to deny the pair had sex, but eventually admits to it, a former Manhattan prosecutor told the media. The prosecutor claimed Moreno said: 'It wasn't done intentionally. I didn't mean to hurt you. I just got caught up. I'm sorry.' Moreno and his partner Franklin Mata, 28, go on trial next week for rape, burglary and official misconduct. If convicted, Moreno could be imprisoned for up to 25 years. But a police source told the media that both are still on full pay - for doing nothing. The media source claims Moreno has earned $150,000 and Mata $110,000 since their arrests two years ago.
(Franklin Mata, pictured left) The officers encountered the woman in December 2008 when they helped her into her apartment after a night out with friends. A taxi driver called 911 because the woman, who was intoxicated, had vomited in his car. Once inside, she passed out, before waking up on her bathroom floor. She said she then remembered being in her bed as Moreno allegedly stripped her then forced himself on her while Mata sat in the next room.
In the tape, Moreno allegedly explained: 'It turned from us trying to help you to getting really crazy'.
And he apparently added: 'If you stop drinking, I'll be your boyfriend,' according to the media source.
According to the source, the officers originally left the woman in her flat after they had helped her up the stairs, promising to go back later to check on her. But they allegedly returned twice. The first time they asked another resident to let them in because they were looking into a noise complaint, it is claimed. Then the second time they allegedly made a 911 call so they would be sent back to the woman's building, where they let themselves in using a key they had stolen from her earlier.
A CCTV camera from the bar beneath the woman's apartment reportedly shows them hiding their faces as they return. Once inside, Moreno allegedly raped the victim as she lay on her bed, while Mata sat on a sofa in her living room. But the next day the woman called friends and told them she thought she had been raped - and they persuaded her to call the police.
A friend told the media the alleged attack is 'always in her mind'. But they said: 'She's strong-willed and very capable, and she's put a lot of time into [her work] while this is pending.'
The defense is expected to argue that the sex was consensual. Moreno's lawyer, said: 'I'm very confident my client will be acquitted.' Both suspects are free on $175,00 bail, and the trial is due to last several weeks.
A former prosecutor gave the media some alleged excerpts from the taped conversation between Moreno and the woman he is accused of raping.
Woman: I woke up and you guys were taking advantage of me.
Moreno: Nobody took advantage of you.
Woman: You were having sex with me. I was violated.
Moreno: No you weren’t — nothing happened.
Woman: You’re lying.
Moreno: OK. It turned from us trying to help you to getting really crazy.
Moreno: What do you remember?
Woman: I remember getting up the stairs and waking up on the bathroom floor. The next thing I know, I’m in my bed, you’re taking off my clothes and having sex with me.
Moreno: It wasn’t done intentionally. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I just got caught up. I’m sorry.
Woman: I need to know if I’m OK. Did you wear a condom — yes or no?
Moreno: Yes, I did. You don’t have to worry about any diseases or getting pregnant.
Woman: Was it only you?
Moreno: It was only me.
Moreno: If you stop drinking, I’ll be your boyfriend. I’m not a bad man. I’m a good friend to have.
January 25, 2011
A former San Jose police officer who left in disgrace more than a decade ago for videotaping women during sex and was later a player in an infamous lawsuit over a Monte Sereno fence has been arrested in Washington state on charges that he secreted a horde of child pornography in his gun safe. Joseph Padgett, 48, was arrested this month by the King County Sheriff's Office and remains in jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, agency spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said. Padgett faces a charge of possession of child pornography, a felony. Neither Padgett nor his legal representative could be reached for comment Monday.
Padgett's estranged wife, Darla, discovered the collection of pornographic images in July when she had a locksmith open her husband's gun safe, court records show. In mid-November, she gave King County sheriff's investigators two carloads of technology, including five computers, four external hard drives, a USB thumb drive and other devices to see what they could find.
They discovered hundreds of images of "obviously underage girls posed provocatively, in lingerie and naked," according to the charging document written by King County Detective Chris Knudsen. The images also included young girls, some who appeared as young as 4, having explicit sexual contact with adult men, the document states. There were pictures of bestiality, knives, guns and military weapons, the document said, and images of Padgett having sex with "many different women," some of whom were handcuffed or attached to a large wooden crucifix.
Some images also apparently "relate to the Padgetts' lawsuit," the documents said. The images are not described by the document. But they refer to the long-running litigation by Padgett and his wife, who maintained that their civil rights were violated when they were targeted and harassed by Monte Sereno officials in a clash over building permits and the height of their fence. The suit became a decade-long source of political theater in the tony West Valley town and a symbol of an excessive and expensive legal battle. While a jury sided with the couple against Monte Sereno's then-mayor, Curtis Wright, a federal judge last year cut punitive damages to $10,000 from $200,000.
Padgett was forced to leave the San Jose department after he was caught in 1993 secretly videotaping himself during sex with three women. Padgett was convicted on five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy.
January 31, 2011Update!
Osage Beach, Mo. — An Osage Beach police officer accused of statutory rape will appear in court on March 2, 2011 for a preliminary hearing. Lt. Richard Calvino, 58, was arrested and posted a $5,000 bond on Thursday for accusations of sexual acts with an underage girl that occurred between 1984 and 1990. The case against him resulted from his alleged victim seeing a therapist and stirring memories from 25 years ago.
January 21, 2011
Camdenton, Mo. — An Osage Beach Police officer has been suspended from duty pending the outcome of criminal charges filed by the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney's office for alleged offenses that may have taken place more than 20 years ago. Richard Calvino was arraigned and arrested in Camden County Associate Circuit Court on Thursday. A charge of first degree statutory rape stems from an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol into allegations of sexual wrongdoing with a child. Calvino appeared in court in person with his attorney and was released from custody after posting $5,000 bond.
The probable cause statement from Sgt. C.W. Wirths of the Highway Patrol contains several descriptions of sexual contact between Calvino (pictured left) and the victim that occurred between 1984 and 1990, her age range was 11-17 at the time. In 2010, the alleged victim and Calvino had conversations in person, by e-mail, and by phone that were recorded and preserved for evidence. A Highway Patrol investigator interviewed Calvino in Jefferson City at the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop F headquarters on Dec. 9, 2010. Calvino denied having any sexual relations with the girl. According to the statement, "Calvino also stated he was not the type of person to do such a thing."
Osage Beach Police Chief Dave Severson said Calvino would remain on suspension until the case is resolved. Calvino is a lieutenant with the department. The investigation was conducted by the Highway Patrol at the request of the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
Under Missouri statutes, the alleged crimes fall within the statute of limitations for filing. The statutes allow for the filing of charges for alleged sexual offenses against children to be filed within 20 years of the time the alleged victim turns 18-years-old. The alleged victim turns 38 in 2011.
Rodney Allen Frick! Ten Years!
March 11, 2011
(Rodney Frick as he exits the courtroom in handcuffs Thursday.) A former Pocola Police Officer who was sentenced to prison on January 25, in the LeFlore County District Court after being charged with second degree rape, turned himself in Thursday afternoon in Honorable District Judge Jon Sullivan’s courtroom. According to court documents, Rodney Allen Frick, 52, Pocola entered a plea of no contest to one count of second degree rape and one count of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology before his scheduled jury trial in January. He pleaded no contest to having a sexual relationship with a juvenile victim under the age of 16 between October 1, 2007 and August 21, 2008 resulting in his being charged with second degree rape. The court documents also state that between June 25, 2008 and July 1, 2008 he used his computer to offer or solicit sexual conduct from a juvenile.
The affidavit filed by Travis Saulsberry, Special Investigator with the District Attorney’s office, says a female under the age of 16 alleged she worked for Frick at his restaurant in Pocola and knew him to be a Reserve Police Officer for the town of Pocola. The female alleged that she began having a sexual relationship with Frick when she was fifteen. She also told Saulsberry Frick had taken her to a motel. Though she could not tell investigators what town, she did know it was in Arkansas. The female also stated that although they did not have sex while in the police car Frick would occasionally drive, he would pick her up in the police car and drive her to a location in which they would have sex outside the car. Evidence in the case allegedly disclosed several text messages, phone conversations and email messages between Frick and the victim. The affidavit claims some of these communications occurred after a protective order against Frick was filed on the victim’s behalf.
Frick received a 10 year sentence for each count which will run concurrently. He was also assessed fines and costs for the case in excess of $800. The agreement further states that the the state will file no additional charges of any kind based on any acts of the defendant (Frick) related to the victim in the case or any charges related to the defendant (Frick) based on the investigation of the case. Frick is being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center awaiting transport to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Posted: September 25, 2010
Updated: January 18, 2011 13:41 Hours
A jury trial for a former Pocola auxiliary police officer facing sex charges has been rescheduled for Jan. 24, 2011 according to LeFlore County District Court records. Rodney Allen Frick, 52, of Pocola is accused of second-degree rape and soliciting sexual conduct with a minor by use of technology. His trial was previously scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2010 . Frick is represented by a defense attorney from Poteau. Frick is accused of having sex on multiple occasions with a teenager, according to investigator reports. He is also accused of sending the teenager sexually explicit online MySpace messages. The incidents allegedly spanned a one- to two-year period. Frick was arrested Nov. 10, 2009, and released on a $10,000 bond.
Pocola Police Chief Dale Fout has said Frick was an unpaid auxiliary officer who worked infrequently for the department. Fout said as soon as the information was received regarding the then-pending charges, Frick was no longer considered to be an auxiliary officer.
See: Cops that Sexually Offend!
January 8, 2011
(Pictured above, center, Kiara Walker, a deputy jail technician accused of romancing a suspect in the murder of a police officer in jail.) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WCJB) -- An overhaul of security measures are underway at the main Broward County jail following a surprising investigation. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating reports of unlawful and inappropriate activity inside BSO's jail facilities, which has led to seven arrests so far, among them four employees and three inmates.
Inmate Deitrick Johnson was sentenced to 50 years in state prison Friday for a rash of armed robberies at pharmacies he committed. The robberies took place around the same time that Broward deputy Chris Reyka was murdered. Reyka was gunned down outside of a Pompano Beach 24-hour pharmacy in August 2007.
Johnson was never formally accused of Reyka's murder, but evidence shows he had someone throw away three of his guns. Divers recovered two of the guns, which does not match the crime, and the third is still missing. Despite Johnson's charges, Kiara Walker, a jail technician, is accused of romancing Johnson in jail. She is accused of smuggling him a cell phone, sending him sexually explicit photos and love texts.
"Particularly disturbing," Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said, when asked about the findings in the investigation. "It's disgusting, it's deplorable, and I'm sickened that they would resort to this kind of behavior."
(Pictured above: left, Kiara Walker, a deputy jail technician accused of romancing a suspect in the murder of a police officer in jail; center, Former deputy Salisia Pascoe; and Former Deputy Roderick Lopez.)
Former deputy Salisia Pascoe admitted to smuggling marijuana and batteries to make a lighter, along with a cell phone to an inmate whom she had sex with in a storage room. Former Deputy Roderick Lopez, is also accused of taking up to $800 in bribes to smuggle contraband to an inmate in the same main Broward County jail. Two other deputies who are under investigation have since resigned. Caroline Jean, a former nurse at the jail, admitted to providing a cell phone with sexually explicit photos to an inmate.
"The males appear to be doing it for cash and the females appear to be doing it for romance," said Broward Sheriff's Office Detective Joe Kessling. As a result of the investigation, which continues, Lamberti has ordered several changes. Deputies and other employees will have to go through metal detectors. He has also ordered more surveillance cameras and tougher regulations.
Lieutenant Kurt Marcus!
January 07, 2011 4:25 AM
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Two local mothers said they feel disappointed after learning of a potential plea deal in Lincoln County for a former police officer who is accused of indecent liberties with minors. Corrupt Justice™ is not identifying the women in order to protect the identities of their daughters. The mothers of the two girls involved said they understand the need for a plea agreement, but that Marcus should face a stiffer punishment as a police officer.
“Sadly, the justice system, I feel, is broken,” one mother said.
Kurt Marcus, is a former police lieutenant with Huntersville Police Department. Marcus was placed on leave from the Huntersville Police Department in September 2010. He resigned at the end of November 2010. He is charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor. He was offered a plea deal in which he would serve four months of active time for pleading guilty to one count of indecent liberties. If found guilty on all counts, the maximum Marcus could be sentenced is 10 months for each count.
The mothers said they trusted and respected Marcus. “He seemed like an almost down to earth, good old country boy from the mountains,” one mother said. Then, they said, they learned that their daughters claimed he touched them at his home in Iron Station. “He is not just your ordinary guy. He's not your neighbor. He is supposed to be somebody to protect you,” one woman said. “I mean, this is somebody you are supposed to trust,” one woman said.
For that reason, the women said they want Marcus to face the full weight of the law. But they understand that because he has no criminal record, he could get off with a few months of prison time. [They conceded] a trial would pit the words of two young girls against that of a 14-year law enforcement veteran.
Javier Alfredo Garces!
January 7, 2011
The trial has been postponed for a former DeKalb County Police officer charged with receiving oral sex while on duty. Javier Alfredo Garces is charged with two counts of aggravated sodomy and one count of violation of oath of office. Garces was on duty when he allegedly forced two women to perform oral sex on him in lieu of arrest, said Erik Burton, a spokesman for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. Garces’ trial was scheduled to start Friday, but was postponed to Jan. 14, 2011. His attorney could not be immediately reached for comment.
POSTED: May 20, 2009
6:20 am EDT
DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County policeman accused of sodomy is on leave pending the results of an investigation. Bettina Durant, a police representative, said on Tuesday that the charges stemmed from a complaint filed in January that claimed Javier Alfredo Garces, 29, made inappropriate contact while he was on duty. There was no immediate information on the alleged victim. Durant said Garces was charged Monday with two counts of sodomy.
John Haig Marshall!
January 6, 2011 | 10:25 am
A former Redondo Beach reserve police officer faces one felony count of sexual assault for allegedly drugging a man, raping him and shaving his body hair, according to a criminal complaint. John Haig Marshall, 55, (pictured above, center) was arrested in 2009 after the 29-year-old alleged victim said Marshall slipped him a date-rape drug before sexually assaulting him and shaving his body hair. Marshall is free on $100,000 bail, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 26 in Torrance Superior Court.
Media sources reported that the alleged victim went for medical treatment to determine if he had contracted a sexually transmitted disease, and that medical workers notified police. The alleged victim reportedly had gone to Marshall’s house in September 2009 to work on his computer when he consumed a drink that incapacitated him. Marshall's attorney told the Daily Breeze that his client may have taken a consensual shower with the alleged victim, but that Marshall "has never committed a sexual act against anybody that was not a willing participant." Marshall had been a reserve police officer for portions of 1980 and 1981, the paper reported.
January 05, 2011
A DeKalb police officer is in jail Wednesday on charges of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. Quevius Thornton, 29, was arrested and placed on administrative leave following an investigation by DeKalb police detectives. Thornton is charged with two counts of statutory rape, one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation, according to DeKalb police. DeKalb detectives began investigating Thornton’s actions based on information received earlier in the week, police said. Thornton was arrested Tuesday. Thornton joined the DeKalb police department in 2008.
“Once these allegations were brought to light swift action was taken. This type of officer (pictured left) misconduct is inexcusable. It’s inherent in order to maintain the public’s trust that our officers serve with great character and honor," Chief William O’Brien said in a statement. Police did not provide any additional information and have declined interviews with the media.
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