(The AEGIS Alliance) – LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – An officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department is facing sexual abuse and harassment charges that happened while the officer was on duty, Courier-Journal.com reports.
25-year-old LMPD officer Robert Neff was served a summons to court on Wednesday. Neff is being charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, three counts of official misconduct, and one count of harassment with physical contact.
The complaint reveals the alleged abuse happened between March 10 and 11, and afterward, according to what an LMPD officer was told by the victim.
The woman victim told police that while she was working at a gas station, Neff touched her inappropriately and harassed her while he was on duty.
The victim alleges that Neff bound her hands with a plastic zip tie, then followed her into a back room, and gave her unwanted kisses and hugs. Neff also touched inside her shirt on her chest area and in between her legs, while Neff was conducting a search.
According to the victim, Neff once stayed at the gas station for over two hours while he was on duty.
There was an investigation conducted by the LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit after a department employee talked to a supervisor, according to LMPD Sgt. Lamont Washington.
Washington also said that Neff has been placed on administrative reassignment since March 23.
Washington said now that charges have been filed, the case will be reviewed by LMPD’s Professional Standards Unit to look for internal policy violations and to give Robert Neff disciplinary action.
Robert Neff is due to appear in court on June 16 at 9 a.m. to be arraigned.
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