Dallas police officer accused of raping woman after traffic stop
A former Dallas police officer was charged with sexual assault this week after he was accused of raping a woman he pulled over.
According a Dallas Police Department statement obtained by WFAA, Ofc. La’Cori Johnson stopped the woman on Larga Dr. in September and told her that she could have sex with him to avoid being taken to jail for an outstanding warrant.
“He then took her to a nearby location where he forced her to have sex,” the statement said.
“Johnson then released her at another location. The victim subsequently made an outcry which was reported to the Dallas police.”
After an investigation was opened, Johnson resigned from the department and was immediately arrested on Tuesday. He faces second-degree felony sexual assault charges.
Johnson was a five-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.