Another Cop Charged With Sex Assault After 911 Call

This time, San Jose officer accused of rape

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 11, 2014 5:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – In the second such story in a week, a police officer responding to a 911 call has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman involved in a domestic disturbance. This time, San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of rape, reports the San Jose Mercury News. According to the DA's office, Graves and other officers responded to a call of a couple fighting on Sept. 22, 2013, but determined that both parties had been drinking and that no crime had taken place. The wife, however, asked to be escorted to the hotel where she works as a maid so she could sleep there.

She told authorities that about 15 minutes after Graves brought her to the hotel, he returned, knocked on her door, and raped her, reports the Los Angeles Times. Graves, a six-year veteran, was arrested yesterday, and prosecutors say there is physical evidence that backs up the woman's claims. "While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis," says the San Jose police chief. The earlier case involved a Detroit officer accused of sexual assault.

San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves.   (San Jose Police Department)
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