PANAMA CITY, Florida (WMBB) – A former Panama City Police Department officer was arrested and charged with a pregnant person’s battery, battery-powered burglary, and sexual battery.
Richard Boada-Cardova, 37, was charged Friday and immediately released from the department, officials said. Boada-Cardova had been in the department for less than a year.
According to his affidavit, Boada-Cardova went to the victim’s home, got into an argument with her, then pushed himself into her home and raped her. Officials added that the victim was “knowingly pregnant” at the time and that she had bruises on her neck, arms and legs.
The agency declined to comment on the case.