Officer accused of sexually assaulting girl, stalking her at hospital

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A local police officer is under investigation after a 15-year-old girl accused him of sexual assault.

An East Point police officer is accused of stalking a 15-year-old girl and her mother at a local hospital just hours after he sexually assaulted the teen, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Thomas Reynolds, the attorney for the victim, told the news station that hospital staff had to escort the unidentified officer out of the facility.

Reynolds believes his client, another girl and two boys were followed from a Waffle House by the officer, Channel 2 reported. The officer approached the group when they stopped at Sykes Park in East Point.

Reynolds said the officer let the girl and two boys go, but detained the 15-year-old for violating curfew.

The officer allegedly took the girl to the Village Highlands apartment complex and sexually assaulted her. According to Reynolds, the officer kept the girl for three hours before taking her home.

East Point police told Channel 2 the officer was placed on paid administrative leave after they received a complaint of sexual misconduct.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the agency is investigating the alleged assault at the request of the police department.

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