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Officer arrested for raping a woman he drove home from Richmond bar, Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett

Posted at 9:13 AM, Oct 28, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police officer Jean Assad was arrested and charged with rape and aggravated sexual battery, Richmond Police announced Friday. Assad, who joined the Richmond Police Department in 2017, has been placed on leave without pay.

While Richmond Police have not released details into the circumstances surrounding the charges, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett the alleged crime took place while Assad was working off-duty at a bar/restaurant in Shockoe Slip.

Crime Insider sources said the alleged victim was reportedly intoxicated when she left the restaurant and Assad administered a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) on the woman before letting her sit in his marked Richmond Police cruiser.

Assad then drove the woman back to her home where the alleged rape took place, they added.

In a court hearing on Friday, Assad told the judge he had hired a lawyer to represent him in this case. He remains jailed without bond.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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