FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A city police officer has been suspended without pay. Police Chief Rusty York confirmed that crime scene technician Mark Rogers has been charged with sexual misconduct, official misconduct, both felonies and one count of false reporting, a misdemeanor.
Rogers is charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was intoxicated and in custody. According to our partners in news at 21Alive, the woman claims the officer forced her to have sex on a park bench and she cooperated out of fear for her safety.
The police report filed by Rogers, claims he was transporting her to jail when she vomited in the police car and was taken to the hospital for evaluation and a blood test.
Records show a medical clearance form signed by the ER doctor and the officer. Video also shows the woman being hand-cuffed and led from the hospital. However Rogers claimed in his report she was held for observation and he returned to the police station to file paperwork. Officials at the prosecutors office say an arrest warrant for the woman was never received from police.