Dallas police officer accused of raping woman after traffic stop

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 17:41 EDT
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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.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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