Teen accuses police sergeant of rape

Officer suspended with pay during investigation
February 14, 2008 4:26:19 PM PST
The New Rochelle police commissioner says a sergeant has been suspended because of sexual assault allegations from a 17-year-old girl.Commissioner Patrick Carroll said Thursday that the sergeant denies the claim and has not been charged. He was suspended with pay; Carroll said keeping him on the job during the investigation would be distracting to the sergeant and the department.

The teen alleged that after four officers came to her house Friday and arrested her live-in boyfriend on a domestic violence charge, one of them returned early Saturday and attacked her.

She reported the alleged incident on Monday, when she went to the district attorney's office and tried to get charges against her boyfriend dismissed.

Carroll said the sergeant, a nine-year veteran, "has a sterling record."