A San Diego police officer was on compulsory unpaid leave today as detectives investigated a woman’s accusation that he raped her at an East County home.
The officer, whose name and departmental assignment were withheld, was suspended Friday and directed to turn in his badge and service gun, SDPD spokesman Gary Hassen said.
Late last Wednesday, a woman being treated at a hospital told a physician that the officer and a woman had sexually assaulted her at a residence in El Cajon earlier that evening, and medical staffers then notified the police, ECPD Lt. Mark Coit said.
There have been no arrests in the case, according to Coit.
The alleged assailants and victim are acquaintances, the lieutenant said. It was unclear why the officer was at the home where the purported rape occurred and whether he was on duty at the time.