Police Officer Accused of Rape by Colleague

Female Officer Accuses Fellow Officer of Sexual Assault and Rape

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 5th 2009

A female Boston police officer has filed a restraining order against one of her colleagues. In it, she accuses him of raping her and then threatening her life of and the life of her husband.

Judge David Weingarten denied a request to extend the restraining order against the officer after his accuser took the stand and withstood about two hours of cross-examination from the male officer’s lawyer, Thomas Drechsler. Weingarten made his decision based on technical reasons, not the merits of the case. The woman had previously been issued an emergency restraining order.

Both of the officers names are being withheld by the Globe. The newspaper does not name people who allege sexual assault, unless they agree to be identified. The name of the officer accused of rape is being withheld because he has not been formally charged with a crime. The Boston Police Department is investigating the allegations.

When she was cross-examined, the female officer discussed the circumstances surrounding the rape and acknowledged that she used her cellphone to call or text the other officer about 100 times after the alleged assault took place. The female officer has accused her colleague of raping her twice the night of Aug. 25, once the next day, then three more times in the following weeks. She said she was coerced into the unwanted sexual relationship by the officer’s threats against her life and her husband’s.

The female officer claimed that she was assaulted in a hotel bedroom in Connecticut, where she, the accused officer, and a third officer had gone after an all-day shooting competition. The three officers, who shared the room, had been drinking heavily throughout the day, the female officer testified.

According to the female officer her attacker is a a sniper in the department’s elite Special Operations unit, and she alleged that he told her he could shoot the woman’s husband from 500 yards away and get away with it, the female officer testified.

Outside the courtroom, Drechsler said that his client denies the allegations and that while he was glad the restraining order was vacated, he was disappointed he was unable to present more evidence to bolster the case for the officer’s innocence.

His client declined to comment, except to say, “Let the facts speak for themselves.’’

Weingarten said that under the state statute for a restraining order, known as a 209A, the female officer does not qualify as a plaintiff. Under the statute, the person seeking a restraining order must have been married to the perpetrator, lived with him or her, be related by blood, dated, or have a child together.

The female officer said she is pregnant and that the father is the accused rapist, but Weingarten said that being pregnant a short period of time does not qualify the couple as having a child together.

“I’m trying to be as clear as possible that for the purposes of this statute, that the mere fact . . . the straightforward fact of an early pregnancy does not qualify as having a child in common,’’ Weingarten said.

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