WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Detective John Nissen of the Hillview Police Department in Kentucky has been indicted for tampering with a witness among other charges after an alleged rape.
A woman alleged she was raped by a police officer at a district located in Bullitt County, Ky. Officers were interviewing her about what happened when Nissen stepped up and allegedly agreed to take her home.
During the trip, which happened in Sept. 2017, Nissen allegedly drove the victim to the home of the officer accused of raping her. Afterwards, he took her to a hotel and demanded to have oral sex with her. Prosecutor Shelly Alvey also alleges Nissen told the woman, who was under the influence, to move to another area.
"We believe that, if a police officer commits a criminal act, that what in the end it will do is protect the ones that truly care about the profession," Alvey told WLKY.
Hillview Police Department released a statement to WLKY saying, "if the allegations against Detective Nissen are found to be true, you can be assured that we will handle the matter appropriately. The alleged behavior is most definitely not in line with the values of our agency."
Nissen has also been charged with theft by deception and official misconduct.