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6:51 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Lawsuit Alleges OHP Trooper Raped Woman

OHP headquarters in Tulsa
OHP headquarters in Tulsa
Credit KWGS News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in Tulsa alleges that an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper — who is currently suspended — raped a woman following a traffic stop.

The lawsuit filed Monday alleges that trooper Eric Roberts forced the woman to perform sexual acts while he drove her in his patrol vehicle after the July 22 traffic stop and that he stopped and raped her at a secluded location in Creek County.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Roberts — who was suspended on July 24 amid allegations of misconduct.

OHP Captain George Brown said in a news release that Roberts remains suspended. The OHP declined further comment.

The Creek County District Attorney's Office also declined comment on the case.