Two veteran St. Louis cops are dealing with rape costs relationship again to 2009, together with allegations that they drugged at the very least one girl, in accordance with stories.
Officer Lafeal Lawshea, 38, who joined the division in 2008, was charged Wednesday with two counts of forcible rape, in addition to forcible sodomy, sexual misconduct and tampering with a victim, the St. Louis Submit-Dispatch reported.
Lawshea allegedly raped two girls in 2009 and sexually assaulted a civilian police division worker 10 years later, in accordance with the report.
Officer Torey Phelps, additionally 38, was charged with one rely of forcible rape after being accused of getting intercourse with an incapacitated girl in 2010 whereas at Lawshea’s house, the newspaper reported, citing court docket paperwork.
The fees are for 4 alleged sexual assaults since 2009, three involving Lawshea — and two of which allegedly befell at his house in St. Louis’ Higher Ville part.
One girl alleged Lawshea drugged her drink at his residence in 2009, inflicting her to move out earlier than he raped her. A second instructed investigators the officer purchased her two robust drinks at a bar earlier than raping her at his house, court docket paperwork present.
A 3rd girl additionally instructed investigators Lawshea gave her a powerful alcoholic beverage at a bar in 2010 earlier than Phelps raped her at Lawshea’s house, whereas the second officer was additionally there, authorities stated.
“Are you going to let him do that to me?” the victim allegedly requested Lawshea, court docket paperwork present.
Lawshea can be accused of sexually assaulting a former civilian police worker after she declined his sexual advances, the newspaper reported.
A 3rd officer, Sgt. Jatonya Clayborn-Muldrow, was additionally charged Tuesday with tampering with a witness in that case for allegedly attempting to discourage the lady from reporting the “misunderstanding,” KSDK reported.
Clayborn-Muldrew additionally inquired about who was investigating the inner grievance towards Lawshea, the station reported.
A choose ordered Lawshea and Phelps, who has been with the division since 2007, held with out bond Wednesday, the Submit-Dispatch reported.
All three officers remained employed as of Thursday, a police spokeswoman confirmed in an announcement to The Submit.
“Accountability is, and has been, a main focus of my administration,” Police Chief John Hayden stated. “Any allegations that compromise the integrity of the Division shall be investigated totally and impartially.”
A message searching for remark from an lawyer for Lawshea and Phelps was not instantly returned Thursday.