Former St. Louis officer charged with on-duty sexual assault

6 days 19 hours 38 minutes ago Tuesday, February 13 2018 Feb 13, 2018 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:47:00 AM CST February 13, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with forcing a pregnant mother of four into a sex act while he was on duty two years ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 51-year-old John Stewart, of O'Fallon, has posted a $60,000 bail after being charged with sodomy.

Court documents said Officer John Stewart responded in uniform and a marked police car after the woman called on June 12, 2015, to report that her car had been stolen. The woman said she "did not consent" to Stewart's sexual advances but complied because she was "in fear of serious physical injury" to herself and her children. A department spokeswoman said Stewart's last day on the force was the next day.

His attorney, John Rogers, declined to comment to the Post-Dispatch.

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