Oklahoma Cop Evan Riddle Accused of Illicit Relationship with 15-Year-Old Girl
A western Oklahoma police officer has been arrested and charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
KFOR reports that 22-year-old Cordell Police Officer Evan Riddle was arrested after local school officials accused him of having an illicit relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Riddle was charged with two counts of second degree rape and one count of forcible sodomy, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The eight-month CPD veteran was fired immediately.
“Mr. Riddle has violated my trust, that of his colleagues, and moreover the trust of this community,” Cordell Police Chief Daniel Allen wrote in a letter to town residents. “His actions have severely affected all of us who held trust in him– whether personally or professionally.”
KOCO reports that the alleged sexual misconduct occurred at both his and the teen’s home over the past five months.
Riddle is being held at the Washita County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is the second police officer to be accused of rape in recent months. In February, former West Sacramento, California Sergio Alvarez was arrested and charged with kidnapping and raping six women while on duty.