Texas deputy accused of raping mother in front of her children resigns
A deputy in Texas accused of raping a woman in front of her children has resigned, according to KHOU 11 News.
Lisa Rodriguez of of East Harris County told local media outlets earlier this week that the deputy came to her home to question her about harassing phone calls. During the questioning, the deputy allegedly sexually assaulted her in her own home. (Note: Raw Story does not usually publish the name of sex crime victims, but Rodriguez said she wanted her name and story to be public.)
“He hurt me,” Rodriguez told KHOU 11 News on Tuesday. “He took something from me without even asking. That’s what hurt the most and my children were in the same house I was.”
Rodriguez said the deputy, who has not been named, told her they should talk in a bedroom upstairs. She said the deputy then grabbed her hands and put them on his crotch. Rodriguez said the deputy told her if she resisted he would take her to jail.
Rodriguez reported the incident, and the deputy resigned on Wednesday.
“Rather than face answering questions from investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division relating to allegations of sexual misconduct made on Tuesday by a citizen, an HCSO employee has resigned,” the Sheriff’s Office told KHOU 11 News.
Despite his resignation, the incident is still under investigation.
Watch video, courtesy of KHOU 11 News, below: