An 11-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager after pulling her over for a traffic stop Friday morning.
Police say 40-year-old Jackie Neal pulled over the 19-year-old and then groped the woman before placing her in handcuffs and sexually assaulting her in the back of his squad car, according to San Antonio Express News.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the attack was "unthinkable."
"I am angry. I am outraged. It's a punch in the eye to the police department, this kind of conduct," McManus said. "We won't tolerate it for a second. And I think the swiftness of the investigation and the arrest is indicative of that."
[sharequote align="center"]"I am angry. I am outraged. It's a punch in the eye to the police department, this kind of conduct."[/sharequote]
According to the arrest affidavit, Neal informed the woman that she was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. She then showed Neal a bill of sale, but he insisted she exit the vehicle and patted her down — ignoring her request for a female officer.
Neal then handcuffed the woman, moved her to the back of his car and raped her, instructing the 19-year-old not to tell anyone, the affidavit adds, according to San Antonio Express News.
After the unidentified woman filed a complaint, Neal was arrested.
A tracking device in the vehicle confirms his patrol car was stationary during a traffic stop in the area of the alleged assault for 18 minutes Friday, police reportedly said.
The 40-year-old officer is no stranger to accusations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. He was once suspended for dating an 18-year-old member of the department's "police explorer" program, according to San Antonio Express News.
Neal is out of jail on $20,000 bond.
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