The Milwaukee cop who fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith, sparking destructive protests, faces sex assault charges in at least one incident that took place while the demonstrations were going on.
Prosecutors accused Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in court on Thursday of sexually assaulting two incapacitated men, taking nude photos of unsuspecting victims and trying to pay for sex, WISN, an ABC News affiliate, reported.
He’s charged with second-degree sexual assault, as well as two counts of prostitution. If convicted, the suspended officer could receive close to 90 years in prison and up to $230,000 in fines. Authorities are holding him on $100,000 bail.
The complaint says Haeggan-Brown, 24, sat at a bar with a man he met on Facebook, watching TV coverage of the protests two days after the Aug. 13 shooting. Later that night, prosecutors said the officer took the alleged victim, whom he said was “completely out” after heavy drinking, to a hospital. When the accuser regained consciousness, he told the hospital staff that Haeggan-Brown raped him at the officers’ home.
Investigators searched Haeggan-Brown’s mobile phone and discovered pictures of the officer engaged in sexual activity with a second man, who told the police that he did not consent to sex and was unaware of the images.
While searching the phone, the investigators also noticed that the officer solicited two other men for sex, which led to the prostitution charges.
SOURCE: WISN | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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