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Instead of taking the victim home, Dye-Harriell allegedly took her to Hairston Park, put on a “white outfit resembling medical surgeon protective gear to hide genetic evidence” and raped her. According to the lawsuit, the former officer cleaned up after the sexual assault and drove the victim to her Stone Mountain home.
Soon after, the victim called police and reported the crime, according to the lawsuit. Dye-Harriell was arrested hours later. He was sentenced to five years, with the first to be served in prison. In addition to prison, Dye-Harriel was ordered to surrender his law enforcement certification, be tested for sexually transmitted diseases and undergo a psychosexual evaluation. He was also fined $1,000 and ordered to serve 80 hours of community service.
DeKalb County is also named in the suit, which alleges the county is “vicariously liable” for the sexual assault since Dye-Harriel was employed by the county. A spokesman for the county said Thursday it does not comment on pending litigation. Efforts to reach Dye-Harriel were unsuccessful.
The victim is asking for a jury trial and punitive damages.
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A DeKalb County middle school student is injured and another is in custody after a stabbing on campus The incident happened Wednesday morning at Stephenson Middle School in Stone Mountain The injured student was taken to a hospital, but the child’s condition was unknown The mother of the 13-year-old girl accused of stabbing the student told AJC.com her daughter has autism The incident is under investigation