GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — A Garden Grove police officer was arrested and charged Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women he dated.
Jesse Andrew Green, 33, of Huntington Beach, faces two felony counts of forcible sodomy, Orange county Deputy District Attorney Eric Scarborough said.READ MORE: Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter LA Sues LAPD Over Their Response To Swatting Call At Her Home
Green has been an officer with the Garden Grove Police Department since 2006. He is on unpaid administrative leave.
Santa Ana police asked prosecutors to file charges against Green in April 2006 after a woman, then 41, said Green had forced her to have anal sex in her Santa Ana home, Santa Ana police Corporal Anthony Bertagna said.
The case was refused, but now the charges have been resubmitted.
Green met the woman online in 2005 and they started dating, he said.
“They had consensual sex on two prior occasions, but on April 26 (2006), he forced himself on her and had anal sex with her against her wishes,” Bertagna said.READ MORE: Father And Son Arrested In Connection With 3 Cold Case Murders In East LA Dating Back to 2014
Green is also accused of sodomizing a then-40-year-old woman he met through a mutual friend on Nov. 6 of last year in Huntington Beach, Scarborough said.
After having dinner together, Green and his date went back to her apartment, where he allegedly forced her to have anal sex, the prosecutor said. The woman managed to break free and run away, he said.
But he said Green’s two alleged victims “are extremely fearful” and had been reluctant to speak to authorities because they thought he would use his position to retaliate against them.
Green was placed on administrative leave last November and Garden Grove police worked on the case with Huntington Beach police and prosecutors, Whitman said. An internal review will resume now that the criminal charges have been filed, he said.
Green was called into the Garden Grove police station Tuesday and arrested by Huntington Beach police, Scaborough said.
Green could face up to 16 years in prison if convicted.MORE NEWS: California Passes New Warehouse Safety Law Seeking To Protect Amazon Workers
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