Jordan Anthony Doswell
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

After Atlanta airport arrest, Toronto special constable accused of rape granted bond

After being arrested in Atlanta in June, a special constable from Toronto was granted a cash-only $100,000 bond in West Virginia on seven charges, including four accusations of rape.

Jordan Anthony Doswell bonded out Wednesday after being granted bond in Cabell County where he is accused of raping a woman in a hotel last year, a West Virginia Judiciary spokeswoman told AJC.com. The only condition of his bond was to surrender his passport.

Doswell is currently staying in Atlanta, according to the victims advocate.

He was arrested June 23 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after being identified as a fugitive from justice.  He was booked into the Clayton County jail before being extradited back to Cabell County.

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Doswell is accused of breaking into a hotel room at the Pullman Plaza Hotel off 3rd Avenue in Huntington on Sept. 21, 2018, according to his indictment. He allegedly strangled a woman and sexually assaulted her. AJC.com does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

He was indicted on four counts of second-degree sexual assault in addition to one count of burglary, strangulation and battery, records show. West Virginia does not have a charge called rape under it’s sexual offense laws, but it instead has first- and second-degree sexual assault charges.

Toronto Community Housing spokesman Bruce Malloch previously said Doswell was employed by the housing agency as a special constable in the community safety unit. Special constables are generally auxiliary officers tasked with security or peacekeeping duties, but they can have the powers of police officers in certain jurisdictions.

In a statement, he said, “Toronto Community Housing takes the matter very seriously, and we are currently gathering the facts about this situation.”

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