Cop drives rape victim to home of perpetrator and then sexually assaults her again

Kentucky police have arrested one of their own and accused him of sexually assaulting a woman who had just allegedly suffered from a previous sexual assault, as reported by ABC 10.

A grand jury indicted John Nissen this week after he allegedly raped a woman in September 2017. Court records indicate the woman had approached Nissen to ask for help, saying she had just been sexually assaulted by another suspect. He offered to take the unidentified woman home. Instead, authorities alleged, he forcibly took her to the home of the alleged perpetrator and, later, to a hotel where he raped her.

Investigators say the victim may have been drugged.

Bullitt County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Alvey detailed the allegations in an interview he granted to reporters, according to WLKY.

“[Nissen] agreed to take her home, and the allegation is that when he left the police department, he actually drove her to the home of the alleged perpetrator,” he said.

Police Chief William Mahoney released a statement and said that Nissen would be treated like any other rape suspect.

“If the allegations against Detective Nissen are found to be true, you can be assured that we will handle the matter appropriately. The alleged behavior is most definitely not in line with the values of our agency,” he said.

“We believe that, if a police officer commits a criminal act, that what in the end it will do is protect the ones that truly care about the profession.”

Nissen is a veteran officer with over two decades on the force. He faces charges of official misconduct, tampering with a witness and theft by deception. He has been suspended and will be arraigned on May 14.

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