Friday, August 3, 2007


Police officer accused of rape

‘A police officer was accused Wednesday of raping a 19-year-old woman at a deserted police substation, then showing up at a nearby home to handle the woman’s complaint after she called 911, prosecutors said.

A grand jury indicted Providence patrolman Marcus Huffman, 37, on a single count of first-degree sexual assault, said Michael Healey, a spokesman for Attorney General Patrick Lynch. [..]

The woman later called 911 from a nearby relative’s house, and Huffman was dispatched to the scene along with two other officers, Healey said. As the senior officer, Huffman handled the woman’s complaint, he said.

“He later filed a report which we allege failed to include important facts, among which were any mention of the incident involving him and the victim,” Healey said.’

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