Woman Accuses Officer of Sex Assault

A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a Philadelphia police officer, according to police sources.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, told police that around 4 a.m., while she was waiting for a bus near a construction site in West Philadelphia, the officer, also in his 30s, offered to give her a ride to 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.

The woman said the officer instead took her to Walnut and Cobbs Creeks and sexually assaulted her near a recreation center, according to police sources.

Investigators are gathering DNA from the police car, sources told Braxton.

"There have been search warrants issued for the vehicle and the officer's home to get a DNA swab," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

"We're working with the D.A. and the D.A. is the one that will decide the steps that need to be taken from this point forward. We're going to rush to DNA to see whether or not we have a match."

Police sources told Braxton that the woman flagged down a SEPTA officer for help after the alleged assault.

The officer was questioned at police headquarters. His gun and badge have been taken away though no charges have been filed.

Commissioner Ramsey says that the accused officer has been on the force for four years.

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