The woman, whose identity has not been released, provided DNA evidence of the March 5 attack. According to her, she was out walking with her boyfriend when the officer approached.
The officer threatened to arrest her for prostitution unless she performed oral sex on him. He then demanded she get into his vehicle, telling her “that’s what you do.”
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The sergeant directed her to get into the front passenger seat of the police vehicle, and as her boyfriend looked on, the sergeant drove off, ultimately ending up in an alley near Kostner and Lexington avenues — with the Eisenhower Expressway visible in the distance.
At some point, the sergeant closed the cover on a computer mounted between the driver and passenger seats, the alleged victim told detectives.
On the night of the alleged assault, the woman later told detectives, she had given staffers at Rush [Hospital] four numbers that had been written on the computer with what appeared to be magic marker.
The transgender woman told detectives that the sergeant exposed himself and ordered her to perform a sex act. She said she complied out of fear.
Without the sergeant’s knowledge, the woman told detectives, she was able to preserve some DNA evidence, which she turned over to staffers at the hospital later that night, according to the police reports.
Within an hour after the attack, she went to the hospital for rape kit testing and filed a police report.
In April, the department stripped the sergeant of his rank and power. He opted to retire at that time.
No criminal charges have yet been filed in the case, pending additional DNA test results.