San Jose Police Officer Charged with Raping Woman He Met on the Job

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SAN JOSE (KRON) — A San Jose police officer is facing felony rape charges for allegedly attacking a woman he met while on the job.

Officer Geoff Graves was arrested Monday and booked into the Santa Clara County jail.

Investigators say the charges stem from an incident on September 22, 2013 when officer Graves was among the San Jose police officers responding to a domestic violence call and agreed to relocate a woman from a home to a hotel. Detectives say when the other officers left, Graves returned to the hotel room where the alleged sexual assault happened.

“Please know that once I became aware of this incident, we quickly and proactively initiated a criminal investigation in cooperation with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office,” San Jose police chief Larry Esquivel said in a written statement. “This is an extremely serious allegation, and if proven true, the officer will be held accountable. While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis.”

Graves has been on paid administrative leave since October of last year when the charges first surfaced.

The 38-year old Graves has been a San Jose police officer for six years.

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