Former New Orleans police officer is accused of sexually assaulting sufferer : NPR

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A former New Orleans police officer is dealing with a federal cost associated to the alleged sexual assault of a sufferer, the Justice Division introduced on Thursday.

Whereas performing in his function as a New Orleans police officer, 55-year-old Rodney Vicknair allegedly dedicated a civil rights violation when he sexually assaulted a sufferer (recognized solely as V1 in courtroom paperwork) two years in the past, the division stated.

Vicknair was charged by way of a invoice of knowledge, and he has been ordered to seem in courtroom on Oct. 7.

This isn’t the primary time allegations of this nature have been made towards Vicknair.

Final 12 months, the mom of a 14-year-old lady sued Vicknair, claiming he had raped her daughter.

In Could 2020, Vicknair, in his capability as an officer, transported the unnamed teen to the hospital to obtain an examination following a rape. Vicknair used this incident to groom the lady for months, solely to later rape the lady himself no less than two instances, the mom alleges.

The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court docket in Louisiana, additionally states that Vicknair “had an extended record of citizen complaints of unprofessional and unlawful conduct.” The mom can also be suing the town of New Orleans, partially, for retaining Vicknair on the pressure regardless of these considerations towards him, the lawsuit says.

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