Kentucky cop was supposed to take sexual assault survivor home -- but instead took her to a hotel and raped her again
Officer John Nissen (Photo: Screen capture)

A Kentucky police officer is under investigation for rape charges, according to WLKY News.


Officer John Nissen was indicted for theft, tampering with a witness and misconduct.

“The complaint was from an alleged rape victim, and they were interviewing her,” Attorney Shelly Alvey said. “Nissen agreed to take her home, and the allegation is that when he left the police department, he actually drove her to the home of the alleged perpetrator.”

Nissen then drove the survivor to a hotel where he raped her.

Chief William Mahoney said: "If the allegations against Detective Nissen are found to be true, you can be assured that we will handle the matter appropriately. The alleged behavior is most definitely not in line with the values of our agency."

Alvey said that no one is above the law.

"We believe that, if a police officer commits a criminal act, that what in the end it will do is protect the ones that truly care about the profession," Alvey said. "They are very serious cases, and they have very real victims. It is very unfortunate that this case has to be indicted because that directly impacts those cases."