San Jose cop accused of taking woman to hotel and raping her during domestic violence call
A San Jose police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who he had taken to a hotel following a domestic disturbance with her husband.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, officer Geoffrey Graves and four other officers were called to the woman’s home on Sept. 22. The woman was a hotel maid, and told officers that she wanted to spend the night at a nearby hotel.
The woman told police that Graves drove her to the hotel, but then returned about 15 minutes later. The officer partially undressed himself and sexually assault the woman, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office explained at a press conference on Tuesday.
Graves “forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim before leaving the hotel approximately 10 minutes later,” a spokesperson said.
Investigators found that “physical evidence corroborates the victim’s allegations.”
Graves turned himself in to authorities on Monday, and was released on a $100,000 bond. He faces administrative or disciplinary actions by the department even if he is cleared of the sexual assault charges.
Watch the video below from KTVU, broadcast March 11, 2013.
[Photo credit: San Jose Police Dept.]