10/31/2005 - A San Antonio Texas police
officer has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman, the second officer
charged this year with rape.
He should have been
protecting her, but now a San Antonio cop is in jail, accused of raping a woman
while on the job. The San Antonio Police arrested one of their own Sunday
morning, saying he broke the oath to serve and protect. Patrol Officer Ruben
Saenz, 28, is accused of raping a woman after pulling her over for erratic
driving early Saturday morning in her neighborhood near Lackland Air Force
"During that traffic stop the officer
approached her," Lt. Gabe Trevino said she had been drinking. She felt she was
intoxicated. She said the officer told her she was intoxicated."
According to police reports, the victim
says instead of giving her a DWI Saenz followed her to her home. She says she
thought she wasn't in trouble until the officer followed her into her home -
uninvited. It was at that point the victim says Officer Saenz sexually assaulted
her against her will.
In her statement to the police the
victim said, "He was telling me how bad it could be if I got a DWI. I think he
said it would be in my best interest to let him do what he wanted. I let him do
whatever he wanted to. I did not say no to him, but I did not want to have
intercourse with him."
She called her husband who reported the
assault, Trevino said.
Saenz admits to having sex with the
woman, but he claims it was consensual. Police investigators say the woman was
too drunk to give consent.
"It's very disturbing obviously to hear
of a situation like this," says Trevino. "But when it does occur we're gonna
take immediate and aggressive action against whoever the offender might
Officer Saenz, who has been with the
SAPD for more than three years, is charged with sexual assault and is being held
on a $50,000 bond. Police plan to release more details about the case Monday
This is the second officer charged this
year with rape. San Antonio Police Officer Dean Gutierrez was charged in July
with sexually assaulting a transsexual. He was indicted by a federal grand jury
05/18/2005 - Members of the New
Orleans Police Department's Public Integrity Bureau on Friday arrested a
seven-year member of force for rape and assault, according to spokesman Capt.
The officer, Corey Johnson, 34, was assigned to the Major
Narcotics Section. The incident occurred Friday just after 4:30 a.m. in the area
of North Robertson and Esplanade Avenue. According to investigators, Johnson,
who was off duty at the time, had apparently gone to a home, knocked on the
front door and was allowed in after he identified himself as New Orleans police
He asked for a woman, who was not at home at the time, and
threatened a 41-year-old man, police said. Johnson walked to the rear of the
home and threatened a 31-year-old man, ordering him to the front of the
A 21-year-old woman was in the room. Johnson demanded sex from
her, but she refused. A 24-year-old woman submitted to his demands and was
raped. During the attack, another woman managed to call police, and a uniformed
officer arrived at the scene. Johnson was in the rear of the home and was
immediately taken into custody.
J ohnson was booked on one count of
aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated assault. He was immediately
suspended, without pay, pending a review by the superintendent of police,
"When a member of this department compromises the trust and
privileges granted by the public, there will be swift and definite action
taken," said Superintendent Eddie Compass. "No person, including police
officers, is above the law."
A former Austin Texas police officer will find out next month if he'll go to
jail for three years.
Officer Jason Lockaby pled guilty to a felony and two misdemeanors. He was
charged with inappropriately touching two women and trying to entice another
woman in his custody while he was on duty last year.
NEW ORLEANS - A two-year
veteran of the New Orleans Police Department was arrested Wednesday in
connection with the sexual assault of a woman he stopped on the street,
according to investigators.
said 5th District Officer Keith Griffin, 37, was working the night shift July 11
at about 3 a.m. when he stopped a 37-year-old woman riding a bicycle in the area
of St. Claude Avenue and Flood Street. The woman was detained, driven to Flood
and Deslonde streets and sexually assaulted, investigators said.
following the assault, the victim reported the incident to the Police
Department. Members of the Public Integrity Bureau began an investigation and
found her information to be credible, police said.
was arrested Wednesday morning and booked with aggravated rape, simple
kidnapping and malfeasance in office.
Colorado - A woman feared
losing custody of her 4-year-old daughter if she reported that an Arvada
undercover police officer raped her, a Jefferson County prosecutor argued
"She didn't know what to do. .
. . She told her mom no one would believe her," prosecutor Matt Durkin told the
jury. "This was not consensual. This was control, fear and manipulation."
Officer Derek Smotherman, 34,
is on trial, charged with sexually assaulting a woman he recruited to make
undercover drug purchases. He is a former officer with the West Metro Drug Task
Force in Arvada. He resigned in October after 10 years as an Arvada police
Defense attorney Norman Mueller
said Smotherman took advantage of his position by mixing business and pleasure
but did not rape the woman. He suggested she brought up the sexual-assault
allegation because she feared police might arrest her on drug charges and
because she could not provide a drug buy for the undercover
07/01/2005 - Former Concrete
police officer Jabin Roff was charged with statutory rape Wednesday relating to
a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Roff allegedly had an
extra-marital affair with the then-15-year-old girl in December 2002, before
joining the Concrete Police Department. At the time, Roff's older brother, Chris
Roff, was an officer with the department.
Skagit County Prosecutor Tom
Seguine filed rape charges against Jabin Roff Wednesday in Skagit County
If convicted, Roff could be sentenced to 12 to 14 months
in prison, Seguine said.
Although Roff, now 26, was only charged with
statutory rape, a statement filed with the court given by a Skagit County
Sheriff's Office detective alleges that Roff also assaulted the girl and another
child with a Taser stun gun while he served as a police officer in July 2004.
According to the statement, Roff also gave a then-15-year-old brother of the
victim hard alcohol.
Roff was a Concrete police officer at the time of
the later assaults and his older brother, Chris, was by then serving as police
Chris Roff, who also has been charged with related but
less-serious offenses, allegedly took steps to interfere with the investigation
into allegations against his brother.
New York - A former New
Rochelle police officer who was fired following a misdemeanor conviction
involving an underage girl has been arrested by Yonkers detectives and accused
of stalking a city woman.
Donald Feola of Mount Vernon,
46, who police said was working as a landscaper, was arrested at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday by detectives Justin Barbado and Robert Fitzpatrick. He is charged with
second-degree burglary, a felony, and fourth-degree stalking, a
He is accused of walking into a
woman's home in northwest Yonkers just after 4 p.m. Friday and making sexually
threatening remarks to her, Detective Lt. Maureen Zadorozny said. The woman
became afraid and asked him to leave, telling police he left in a landscaper's
truck. Police do not believe the woman and Feola know each other.
Feola went on trial in 2003 on
statutory rape and sodomy charges involving a 16-year-old girl he'd befriended.
He was cleared of those felony charges, but convicted of endangering the welfare
of a child, a misdemeanor. The 17-year police veteran was fired after the trial.
He was sentenced to three years' probation.