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

Toronto special constable wanted on rape charge caught at Atlanta airport

A special constable from Toronto who was wanted on a rape charge out of West Virginia was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday, authorities said.

Jordan Anthony Doswell, 34, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after being identified as a fugitive from justice.

On Sept. 18, he allegedly broke into a woman’s home in Huntington, West Virginia, and raped her, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. 

Toronto police spokeswoman Allyson Douglas-Cook told he is a special constable with the city and is not employed with the police department. Special constables are generally auxiliary officers tasked with security or peacekeeping duties, but they can have the powers of police officers in certain jurisdictions.

Toronto Community Housing spokesman Bruce Malloch confirmed Doswell is employed by the housing agency as a special constable in the community safety unit. 

In a statement, he said, “Toronto Community Housing takes the matter very seriously, and we are currently gathering the facts about this situation. At this stage, we will not be making any further comment.”

Doswell remains in the Clayton County Jail awaiting extradition to West Virginia.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Atlanta police made the arrest and that Doswell was a Toronto police officer.

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