Sunday, May 19, 2013

Richard DeCoatsworth Arrested for 'holding two women at gunpoint, drugging and raping them'

A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes.

Authorities allege that former officer Richard DeCoatsworth left a party with two women early Thursday and took them to another location, where they claim that he produced a handgun and ‘forced the two females to engage in the use of narcotics and sexual acts.’

A police spokeswoman said the two called police after he left, and 27-year-old DeCoatsworth was charged with rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats and related offenses.