Arcola police officer accused of forcing two women to perform sexual acts on him


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.


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