Police Officer Accused in "Bondage Rape"

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

A Duke University police officer is arrested here in Houston county, accused of raping and sodomizing a female acquaintance.

37-year-old Webster Simmons of Rougemont, North Carolina is charged with first degree rape and sodomy.

The Houston County Sheriff's office says Simmons was in Dothan visiting family this past weekend.

Authorities say Simmons drugged his victim at a local bar, used bondage to subdue her, and then raped her in his truck.

Investigators say they found a whip, handcuffs, and other sexual bondage items in Simmons' car.

The victim claims she woke up during the rape, was handcuffed and had a gag in her mouth.

“This is not the type of rapes and sodomies that we commonly see with this type of bondage and this type of material that have been used during the commission of the rape. So it does disturb us, it makes us wonder if this individual has committed these types of crimes anywhere in the United States where may have been,” said Houston Co. Sheriff Andy Hughes.

Simmons has been suspended by Duke University Police.

His bond is set at $120,000 dollars.

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  • by sad on Oct 28, 2009 at 06:36 PM
    u dont need a fair trial on what he did it is just sad that this is happeing to kids and adults
  • by Myron Location: Alabama on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    Is this the united states that does allow a man to a fair trial or not? We are assuming he is guilty! What about a fair trial?
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