The Chicago Police Department has stripped an officer of his badge after allegations by a transgender woman that he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, provided DNA evidence of the March 5 attack. According to her, she was out walking with her boyfriend when the officer approached.

The officer threatened to arrest her for prostitution unless she performed oral sex on him. He then demanded she get into his vehicle, telling her “that’s what you do.”

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Without the sergeant’s knowledge, the woman told detectives, she was able to preserve some DNA evidence, which she turned over to staffers at the hospital later that night, according to the police reports.

Within an hour after the attack, she went to the hospital for rape kit testing and filed a police report.

In April, the department stripped the sergeant of his rank and power. He opted to retire at that time.

No criminal charges have yet been filed in the case, pending additional DNA test results.


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