A New York police officer was charged with forcing a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him at the police precinct, PIX11-TV reports.
Christopher McCoy, 38, was a 10-year veteran with the Suffolk County Police Department in Long Island up until his suspension and arrested a woman March 16 for outstanding warrants on vehicle and traffic offenses, investigators claimed.
After the woman was taken into custody, she was searched, which “involved the grabbing of her chest area,” the woman’s attorney said in a criminal complaint.
When McCoy was alone with the woman in one of the precinct’s rooms, he forced her to perform oral sex on him, the criminal complaint said. After she was released from booking, the woman reported this as sexual assault.
Prosecutors allege that McCoy continued to send the woman text messages after her release, including one that said “I have to return the favor.”
McCoy allegedly admitted to engaging in oral sex with the woman.
McCoy was charged with depriving an arrestee the right to bodily integrity. In court on Thursday, he pleaded not guilty and was released on $500,000 bond, NBC reports.
"This is disgusting. This is rape," Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim Sini said Thursday, according to NBC, adding that Suffolk Police will seek to fire McCoy and add cameras to all interview rooms.
"It would be inappropriate for us to comment now regarding the reliability of this complaint, or the $40 million lawsuit that has been filed so quickly,” an attorney for McCoy said. “However, we will have much to say about this in court as the case unfolds."