The Webster Groves Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault near Webster University's campus.…
UPDATED: Webster Groves police officer charged with alleged sexual abuse of a female officer
Officer Eric Davis, 37, “aggressively shoved” his hand down a fellow officer’s pants according to court documents.
A Webster Groves Police Officer was charged with sexual abuse on Friday for sexually assaulting a female officer.
According to court documents obtained by The Journal, officer Eric Davis, 37, “aggressively shoved” his hand down a female officer’s pants and ripped open her shirt on Aug. 25, 2019.
Webster Groves Chief of Police Dale Curtis said the department cannot comment on personnel issues. Curtis confirmed Davis has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case.
St. Louis County Detective Serif Sadikovic corroborated the charges with a written statement.
“I believe that the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim because of the severity of the offense,” Sadikovic wrote.
The St. Louis County Police Department investigated the case.
Davis, a resident of Ferguson, has had no other criminal history. His bond is set at $20,000.