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LR officer accused of intercourse assault

According to spokesman Sgt., A Little Rock police officer is on administrative leave after being accused of sexual assault. Eric Barnes.

Authorities have not released details of the alleged crime or its occurrence, but officer Alexander Sanders was on leave on Jan. 7, Barnes said. Sanders will remain on the department’s payroll but will be off duty while an internal investigation begins, Barnes said.

Barnes said he didn’t know how long Sanders had been with the police.

Stephanie Jackson, spokeswoman for Mayor Frank Scott Jr., confirmed that a criminal investigation has been conducted into the incident.

“There are currently two criminal investigations going on. However, as you know, Mayor Scott cannot and will not comment on personnel matters, pending criminal cases and / or litigation,” said Jackson.

Sanders was the second Little Rock officer announced by the department earlier that month to be on administrative leave on crime charges.

In early March, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette learned officer Marcus Getter was accused of stealing a wallet containing $ 1,600 on November 12.

The 42-year-old getter is charged with property theft, a Class D crime that carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a fine of $ 10,000.