For release on March 11, 2014
Deputy District Attorney
SAN JOSE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH RAPE
San Jose Police Officer Geoffrey Graves, a six year veteran of the force, has been charged with forcible rape, a violation of Penal Code section 261(a)(2). The incident occurred while Officer Graves was on duty, working as a patrol officer.
On September 22, 2013 at approximately 0204 hours, four officers from the San Jose Police Department including San Jose police officer Geoffrey Graves (defendant hereinafter) responded to a call of a family disturbance at the residence of the Victim and her husband in San Jose. Upon arrival, officers determined that both spouses were drinking but no crime had occurred. The victim, a hotel maid, advised the officers of a nearby hotel where she previously worked that she wished to stay at for the night. At approximately 0232 hours, the defendant, working a single man patrol car, transported the victim to the hotel. The victim, after getting the hotel key, went to the assigned room alone and fell asleep. Approximately 15 minutes later, the victim heard knocking and opened the door. The defendant entered the room, grabbed the victim and pushed her onto the bed. The defendant took off parts of his uniform. The defendant removed the victim’s pants and undergarment. The defendant climbed on top of the victim while she resisted with verbal and physical communication. The defendant forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim before leaving the hotel approximately 10 minutes later.
The crime was reported on October 13, 2013 and an investigation was performed by the San Jose Police Department. Physical evidence corroborates the victim’s allegations. The victim positively identified the defendant during the investigation of this incident.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen stated, “We take enormous pride in the quality of our law enforcement officers in this County. Although rare, on-duty misdeeds bestow an unjustified blight on the stellar reputation of our hard working peace officers. The defendant will be held accountable for his unlawful actions.”
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Craig Storlie [408.277.4082] of the San Jose Police Department.