GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former police officer was arrested Friday after investigators said he forced a woman into her South Carolina home and sexually assaulted her while he was on duty.
Greenville County Deputy Christopher Abercrombie was fired the day after the Oct. 29 attack while state agents investigated, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Abercrombie was in uniform and armed with a gun when he forced the woman to take off her pants and held her against a table before rubbing her genitals without consent, the State Law Enforcement Division agents said in an arrest warrant.
Abercrombie, 34, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, burglary and other charges. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. He remained in the Greenville County jail Friday. Court and jail records didn’t indicate whether he had a lawyer who could comment.