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Kentucky Police detective offered to drive rape victim home but demanded sex instead: Indictment

May 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Kentucky Police detective offered to drive rape victim home but demanded sex instead: Indictment

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Kentucky detective John Nissen offered to drive rape victim home but demanded sex instead: Indictment
WDRB 41 Louisville News

A Kentucky detective reportedly offered to drive a rape victim home — but instead took her to a motel and sexually assaulted her again.

Authorities say, John Nissen who was working with the Hillview Police Department, was charged with official misconduct, witness tampering, and theft by deception in connection to an incident stemming back to September 2017.

The Bullitt County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office revealed that the victim came into contact with Nissen while at the police department to report that she had been raped, according to WDRB.

“The complaint was from a rape victim, and [the officers] were interviewing her,” lawyer Shelly Alvey said. “Nissen agreed to take her home, and the allegation is that when he left the department, he drove her to the home of the perpetrator.”

From there, he brought the woman to a Brooks motel, where he raped her.

The woman alleged that he also tried to convince her not to pursue her case with the other perpetrator, according to the Pioneer News.

The misconduct claims reportedly came about as his department looked into the initial rape report.

Nissen was terminated from the police force, and both cases were transferred to Kentucky State Police to investigate.

“Our agency is asking the community to be patient while the processes and internal affairs investigation takes place,” Hillview Police Chief William Mahoney announced in a statement.

Nissen is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

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