Former deputy constable indicted for on-duty rape
Harris County, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Jamaica Beach officer recovering after being hit while escorting funeral procession
ߦ   Officer Down: Greensboro Police K-9 killed while chasing robbery suspect
ߦ   2 Missouri officers 'ambushed,' shot while serving eviction notice: Officials
ߦ   6th request for stay of execution denied for convicted killer Larry Ray Swearingen
ߦ   HPD officer, gang members arrested in human trafficking operation, authorities say
ߦ   Proud Boys, Outnumbered By Anti-fascists, Get Police Escort After 30-Minute Rally
ߦ   Elderly Woman Attacked During Home Invasion
ߦ   Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning a Burglary of a Business
ߦ   Galveston police deserve an apology for overreaction
ߦ   Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Sexual Activity
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Elizabeth Anne Malm
ߦ   Jury Convicts South Texas Man of Smuggling More Than Two Dozen Aliens
ߦ   Marijuana Smuggler Indicted
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Third Rollover Incident in a Week Nets Charges Against Another Laredo Man
ߦ   Fullen, Middleton Set Joint Campaign Kick-Off Event
ߦ   Death Investigation
ߦ   6 Cops Shot In Less Than 12 Hours During Series Of Attacks Across U.S.
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs mariner 34 miles offshore Freeport
ߦ   Co-opting the police: What can be done about 'profiling by proxy'?

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
A grand jury indicted a former deputy constable for Sexual Assault and Official Oppression for a July 2018 incident in which he was on duty in uniform, and driving a marked patrol vehicle, when he found a woman sleeping in a car outside an after-hours club, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday.   
 
Deputy Precinct 4 Constable Richard Cornejo found a portion of a marijuana cigarette in the woman’s car, then offered to follow her home, where the assault occurred, according to the victim.   
 
“He had a duty to protect the public,” Ogg said.  “He instead used his badge to commit the crime of rape.”   
 
Cornejo, 37, faces up to 20 years in prison for the rape, and up to one year for Official Oppression.   
 
He is no longer a deputy constable.   
 
The after-hours club, Palacios, was later closed for numerous drug and liquor violations via an effort spearheaded by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office after-hours task force.   
 
Cornejo was arrested Thursday. 
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.