San Jose Police Officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, has been arrested for felony rape, accused of attacking a woman he met while responding to a call.
On September 22, Graves and trio of other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a married couple. Although no crime had occurred, the woman decided she would feel safer if she stayed at a local hotel for the night. Graves took the woman to the hotel, where she checked in alone and promptly fell asleep. A few minutes later, the alleged rape occurred.
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Fifteen minutes later, the woman heard knocking and opened the door.
"The defendant entered the room, grabbed the victim and pushed her onto the bed," prosecutors said. "The defendant took off parts of his uniform. The defendant removed the victim's pants and undergarment. The defendant climbed on top of the victim while she resisted with verbal and physical communication."
Graves "forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse" for about 10 minutes before leaving, authorities said.
The victim went to authorities, prompting a five-month-long investigation. According to KRON 4, San Jose police chief Larry Esquivel made clear the following in a written statement:
"Please know that once I became aware of this incident, we quickly and proactively initiated a criminal investigation in cooperation with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office...This is an extremely serious allegation, and if proven true, the officer will be held accountable. While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis."
Graves was on paid administrative leave since the investigation began.