Police Officer Arrested And Charged With Rape
February 3, 2010
Indianapolis (ChattahBox) – A police officer with the Indianapolis Police Department has been arrested and charged after he allegedly drove a woman to an industrial park and raped her.
The unnamed victim claims she was walking down the street when IMPD Officer Courtney Harris stopped her and searched her body and belongings.
Finding a crack pipe, it is believed that he tried to solicit sexual favors, claiming that he would put her in jail.
When she refused he allegedly drove her to an abandoned industrial park, threw her against his police car and raped her.
She went to police and he was charged with Sexual Misconduct, Criminal Confinement, Intimidation, Official Misconduct, and Obstruction of Justice.
The victim’s family are livid, demanding that the charges be changed to full rape, rather than sexual misconduct, which is a Class C felony.
Harris has denied the allegations, admitting only to having had sex with the victim.
He is being held on $50,000 bond.