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Former Officer Zake Rivera Indicted

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:41pm

EL PASO - We have new information in the sexual assault charges against former El Paso police officer Zake Rivera.

A grand jury has officially indicted him, saying Rivera forced the victim to perform oral sex on him in the back of his police car.

This all allegedly happened while Rivera and his partner were separated at a domestic disturbance call in the 700 block of Mesa Hills.

Investigators later collected DNA samples from the victim's clothing and found them to be associated with Rivera. Rivera was officially fired last month.

We orginally posted that the indictment also accused Rivera of forcing the victim to have intercourse with him. But Local 4 News discovered there was a typo in the indictment, and that in fact is not what the grand jury indicted Rivera on.

The video link above is a story we reported at the time of Rivera's arrest.



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