A sheriff’s deputy in Richmond, Texas has resigned following allegations that he raped his girlfriend after learning she wanted to breakup.
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Bell, 44, was arrested in June 2018 after a months long investigation into the rape of his ex-girlfriend. In January 2018 Bell and his then girlfriend had an argument. Bell’s girlfriend decided to end the relationship, but that is when he pushed her on a bed and raped her. Court records show that the victim “nearly passed out from pain and lack of air,” when Bell put his forearm on her neck.
KHOU reports that after the sexual assault, the victim audio recorded a conversation where Bell apologized for the rape and pleaded with the victim not to call police. But the victim went to police anyway, and after an investigation Bell was finally arrested in June.
However, Bell resigned back in February 2018 when the episode first took place.
Bell was a deputy for more than 12 years and in August 2016, he was promoted to patrol sergeant.
Bell’s attorney maintains his client’s innocence.