Fort Worth Cop Accused Of Sexual Assaults, Jailed

FORT WORTH (AP) – A former Fort Worth police officer suspected of sexual assault is back in jail and accused of sexually assaulting four more women while on duty.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports 33-year-old Daniel Lopez was in the Mansfield Jail on four warrants accusing him of sexual assault. Three of those are aggravated.

His bail is $100,000.

Authorities say a woman reported that Lopez sexually assaulted her Thanksgiving night.

Betty Arvin, of the Tarrant County district attorney’s criminal division, says while investigating that case, police discovered three others.

All the alleged offenses involve women Lopez detained while on duty.

Lopez had worked for the police department since 2004. He resigned Dec. 7, the day before his first arrest.

He was free on bail when arrested Tuesday on the four new warrants.

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  1. FedUPTxn says:

    Those women thought they were raped by a police officer. Just wait until this goes to court when they realize the real rapist is the court itself where women have very few if any rights and Justice is spelled “JUST US”. Women are NOT included.

  2. darrell says:

    looking at recent events and past transgressions that have occured within the FWPD there seems to be a systemic problem with corruption, integrity and choices by some. i realize that the number of officers involved is a small group within the total size of the force but the issues seen span racial and divisional lines within the force. this leads me to believe that there are lapses in training, dicipline, and accountability. FWPD leadership ultimately is responsible and should be held accountable for these shortcomings. it seems that the term “To Serve and Protect” applies to some of them more than it does those who pay their salaries. in one case you have organized crime activity. last time i checked that, rape and murder were all felony charges and they should be treated as such even for officers.

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