Attorney Says More Women Claim Trooper Assaulted Them
The attorney representing a woman claiming she was raped by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop says more women have come forward saying they were victimized.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court claiming Trooper Eric Roberts raped the woman during a traffic stop in July.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has suspended Roberts pending the outcome of their investigation.
On Tuesday, Attorney Gina Ann Cowley says since the lawsuit was filed several women have contacted her claiming they were victimized by the trooper as well.
"We are just in the process of trying to speak to those individuals who want to speak with us," she said.
"I am shocked with the responses we have had today. I don't want to say numbers but I am shocked with what we have so far."
No criminal charges have been filed in the case. The Creek County District Attorney says he has not been part of the investigation so far.