Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman after DNA confirmed rape during traffic stopBy Mason White 10:04 AM September 23, 2014
|Officer Eric Roberts|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested after three women claimed they were raped during a traffic stop.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested the state trooper on allegations of kidnapping, rape and other offenses after three women claimed that they were sexually assaulted by the officer, who was on duty.
Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, was arrested at his home in Sapulpa, and taken to the Creek County Jail. He was later released after posting $66,000 bail.
An internal investigation began after women reported that Roberts pulled them over, drove them to a secluded area and raped them.
Two women were raped at the same location. Authorities allegedly found DNA to back up the women’s claims.
A third woman was questioned and also claimed that she was raped by the officer.
Roberts was suspended, and was forced to surrender his gun and badge. His department is taking steps to fire him.
According to police, Roberts shut off the video camera and microphone during the traffic stops.
Unfortunately, one of the alleged victims had warrants out for her arrest after she made rape claims against another man. Those claims were found to be untrue. Now, that case may be used against her.
Roberts’ attorney, Gary James, said his client is innocent.