RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta area police officer has been fired after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman he was taking to jail.

News outlets quote officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as saying that Riverdale officer James Larry Robinson Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault against a person in custody, and rape.

Authorities began investigating the allegations after the victim said she was assaulted last month as she was being taken from Riverdale Police Department to the Clayton County jail.

The woman said Robinson pulled over to an empty building and sexually assaulted her instead of taking her straight to the jail.

He was fired from the police force Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has an attorney. The investigation is ongoing.


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