SAPULPA, Okla. — A judge has decided that an Oklahoma highway patrol officer accused of raping and assaulting three women must stand trial for his alleged crimes.
Eric William Roberts, 42, was arrested in September after the Oklahoma Highway Patrol completed its investigation of Roberts, who was originally charged with over a dozen violent crimes.
The investigation determined that Roberts had turned his dashboard camera off during six traffic stops, including two where he is alleged to have committed the sexual assaults.
Roberts was placed on administrative leave after an incident in July where a woman alleges he coerced her into having sex with him during a traffic stop. The woman filed a complaint against Roberts and contacted an Attorney, Kevin Adams. Adams filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations, and later amended the suit to include a separate case where Roberts is also accused of rape.
Creek County Special Judge Richard Woolery scheduled an arraignment for June 30 on counts of rape, indecent exposure, sexual battery, embezzlement, and bribery.