Victim in sexual assault allegation against CHP officer speaks out through her attorney, claims rape

Attorney: My client claims CHP officer raped her

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman is claiming a CHP officer sexually assaulted, raped her Friday morning.

The Sheriff's office is investigating the case.


The victim's lawyer Cleve McKnight says his client failed a field sobriety test early Friday morning and two CHP officers gave her the option of either being arrested or have them follow her home.

She had another man and woman in the car.

The officers allegedly told her to drop the man off at his home on the way to her home in Southeast Bakersfield.

When she got home, the officers helped bring her friend inside.
    

Then one of the officers allegedly raped the victim in her room for several minutes.

"She's devastated. This was a horrific event and she has to sort through all the emotions and the problems it has created including the loss of trust in law enforcement," said McKnight.

Mcknight says his client had not met the officers before and must now seek rape trauma counseling.
  
The two officers have been identified but their names are not being released.

CHP says the officers remain on duty but have been taken off road patrol until the investigation is completed.

Since this is a sexual assault case, the victim's identity is not being revealed.

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