A Nitro, West Virginia, man allegedly admitted to a date rape during an interview for a probation officer job.
WHCS reported that Tyler Ray Price, 21, is facing second-degree sexual assault charges after confessing to the crime during a pre-employment interview with the South Charleston Police Department.
Price reportedly told Sgt. A.R. Gordon on February 8 that he was out drinking with a woman, had sex with her, and recorded the incident. The New York Daily News reported that Price later said he recorded the woman after sex while she was unconscious and naked. He also admitted to having the footage on his phone.
Tyler Ray Price 'admits rape' in interview to become police officer in West Virginia https://t.co/djHQOLrF9c
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“We knew we had to do something, we couldn’t just let this go,” South Charleston Police Department Chief of Detectives Pat Rader told WCHS.
Two weeks later, police interviewed the woman who said she didn’t consent to sex and had no memory of the incident or being taped, according to the Palm Beach Post. She also told investigators that she consumed a lot of alcohol on the night in question.
SCPD arrests Tyler Price for sexual assault. Price was applying to be cop when he admitted he had videoed the alleged encounter pic.twitter.com/fZdE824oA4
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The woman also claimed Price called her on February 8, following the less-than-stellar interview, telling her about the encounter and the video.
“We always want to ensure we have the right people,” Lt. Rader commented. “We had got to know him a bit and it only when he came for an interview that it all went bad.”
Price was charged on Monday and is being held at the South Central Regional Jail on a $25,000 surety bond. The 21-year-old faces 25 years behind bars if convicted.
[Feature Photo: South Charleston Police Department]