Boston Police Officer Facing Sexual Assault Charges Suspended with Pay
At about 10:56pm, on Sunday, January 13, 2012, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call involving a domestic dispute. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she was sexually assaulted by the suspect. The suspect, a Boston Police Officer, later turned himself in after learning that charges had been leveled against him.
Officer Henderson Parker has been charged with Indecent Assault & Battery and Rape.
Parker, an 18 year veteran of the department, has been suspended with pay and his firearm has been confiscated pending the adjudication of the legal proceedings against him.
Additionally, the Boston Police Internal Affairs Unit is also investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.