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Court documents reveal more into additional charges filed against KCSO deputy suspected of sexual assault in August 2019

Posted at 11:42 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 02:42:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Court documents are revealing more into a Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in his patrol car in August, 2019.

Additional charges were filed in January against deputy Michael Everett Clark, a former KCSO deputy accused of touching a 21-year-old woman's breast and forcing her to touch his penis without her consent, according to court documents.

New documents obtained by 23ABC are revealing more into those additional charges against Clark.

According to court records, Clark is also accused of two felony counts stalking, one additional felony charge of sexual battery and assault by public officer.

Court documents show that back in 2019, a woman claimed Clark stalked her from April 21 to May 28. The woman told officials Clark responded to her call to KCSO back in April 2019. She reported an identity theft and Clark suggested they exchange phone numbers, something the woman claimed she though was normal.

The woman told police, according to court documents, Clark asked who else was home and if she was married. She said kids, husband who she was separated with at the time was home.

She told police Clark started sending inappropriate text messages sexual in nature and propositioned her, according to documents. She said she told him she wasn't interested and blocked his number.

According to court documents, the woman told police sh started seeing him park near her house in the evenings on multiple occasions. Court documents showed GPS from Clark's patrol vehicle showed he was in the neighborhood eight times between April 21 and May 28.

Court documents go on to say that another woman contacted KCSO after seeing Clark's arrest on the news.

According to court documents the woman claimed Clark served a probation search at her home. At the time, court documents said, the woman claimed Clark arrested her for giving false information. The woman said Clark patted her down, put her in cuffs, and took her to his car where he reportedly "grabbed her vagina, and grabbed her breasts."

The woman said he took her to jail and she did not complain to anyone, but in jail she called her fiance and told him she had been inappropriately touched. He called Internal Affairs and reported it, according to court documents. The woman said she had a fear of police, according documents, and did not want to make a complaint until she saw Clark arrested.

In another incident, a woman claimed Clark made inappropriate comments about her body at the gas station she worked at. Another woman reported that Clark came to her place of work and laid down with her behind the cash register, according to court documents.

Another woman claimed Clark would write sexual comments towards her on receipts at her place of work.

The new charges were filed on January 13, according to the superior court website.