A 40-year-old police officer in San Antonio, Texas is now facing charges of felony sexual assault after allegedly handcuffing and raping a 19-year-old woman during a traffic stop.
According to a warrant obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Officer Jackie Len Neal pulled over the teen, telling her that her car was reported stolen. The woman produced a sales receipt for the vehicle in question, but the officer demanded on patting her down. After revealing that she was uncomfortable with a male officer frisk, she requested a female officer to administer the pat down, only to be ignored. The young woman was allegedly handcuffed, fondled, and taken to the back of Neal’s patrol car, where he raped her and told her to keep it a secret.
During the time of the alleged assault, the officer’s video cameras were conveniently malfunctioning due to a missing hard drive. A GPS tracking system did corroborate that the police cruiser was parked for 18 minutes on Betty Street as the woman had claimed.
Prior to the incident, Neal was suspended from duty in September for dating an 18 year old who had joined the Police Explorer program. He was also accused of sexual assault while on duty, but the woman refused to cooperate with a police investigation and eventually the charges were dropped.
“I can’t express in words how disappointed and angry I am about this. I am at a loss for words,” Police Chief William McManus explained. “I am outraged. This is a punch in the eye to the Police Department.”
Neal was placed under arrest at approximately 2:00 a.m. Saturday and was released after posting a $20,000 dollar bond. He will continue to receive his paycheck until indicted.
Watch a news report about the incident here, courtesy of KENS5 in San Antonio:
h/t: Raw Story