A woman alleges that an Arcola Police Department officer forced her to perform a sex act on him after he drove her home, the Houston Chronicle reported.
This is the second accusation of sexual assault in the past two weeks against 24-year-old Hector Aaron Ruiz, who has served with the department in the small town southwest of Houston for about a year, the newspaper noted. He was arrested Wednesday on two warrants for sexual assault and official oppression, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said that Ruiz gave the woman a ride home in August after officers arrested her boyfriend for alleged drunk driving. When they arrived at her home, he allegedly forced her to engage in a sexual act.
Ruiz was previously arrested and charged with sexual assault on Nov. 20 after he allegedly forced a woman to follow him in her car to an isolated location in Fort Bend County and made her perform a sexual act, prosecutors said.
He is being held in Fort Bend County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
If convicted, Ruiz could receive up to 20 years in prison on each sexual assault charge and a year in jail for each charge of official oppression.
Prosecutors believe other victims exist and are asking them to come forward, the Chronicle reported.