Detroit officer responding to domestic violence call charged with raping victim
A Detroit police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting the victim of a domestic violence call he responded to.
Officer Deon Nunlee, 40, was arraigned on three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of assault with intent to penetrate, and one count of misconduct while on duty.
Officer Deon Nunlee and his partner received a call for domestic violence at a home on Asbury Park around 3 a.m. on October 30, 2013. Officer Nunlee went upstairs with the woman who called 911 saying her boyfriend had assaulted her, and Nunlee’s partner stayed downstairs with the boyfriend.
The woman claims Nunlee, 40, sexually assaulted her while they were in a bedroom, and that he also told her he would come back to the house later around 7 a.m. When the officer left the house the woman told two friends about the incident, and reported it to police the next day. A rape kit was conducted.
Nunlee was suspended with pay amid the allegations. He has been on desk duty since Oct. 31. The results of the rape kit linked DNA to Dunlee and a warrant for his arrest was issued on March 6.
Chief James Craig said at a news conference Friday that the officer was suspended without pay when the allegation came in. He was put on desk duty Oct. 31. Nunlee received a bond of $50,000 and is due back in court April 17.
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