Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Woman In Custody

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An elevated view of Highway 99 in Seattle Washington. (credit: George White/GettyImages)

An elevated view of Highway 99 in Seattle Washington. (credit: George White/GettyImages)


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EDMONDS, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – The Edmonds Police Department has arrested one of its own on charges that he allegedly had sex with a woman he had detained last month.

Daniel Lavely, 46, has been charged with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct.

According to police, the incident happened on May 6 when Lavely contacted a woman who allegedly jaywalked on Route 99. Police say later that evening Lavely, who has been with the department for over seven years, was dispatched to a different incident involving the same woman but this time Lavely took the woman in custody and drove her to a remote location where the two of them had sexual intercourse.

The woman reported the incident a few days later.

Sgt. Mike Blackburn of the Edmonds Police Department told KOMO-TV that Lavely has been placed on administrative leave and his authority has been suspended.

“A determination as to Lavely’s employment status with the city will be made pending an Edmonds Police Department review of the entire investigatory file,” Blackburn stated in a press release to KOMO.

Lavely was booked into the Snohomish County Jail. Charges are expected to be filed by the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney.

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