On-duty Detroit Police Officer arraigned on sexual assault charges

DETROIT (WXYZ) - An on-duty Detroit Police Officer is charged in connection to a sexual assault of a 31-year-old woman last October, while he was dispatched to a domestic violence run.

Prosecutor Kim Worthy has charged Deon Nunlee with three counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, one count of Assault with Intent to Penetrate and one count of Misconduct in Office.

It is alleged that Nunlee and his partner received a domestic disturbance call to a home on October 30.  When they arrived, the woman alleged that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Nunlee allegedly took the woman upstairs while his partner stayed with the boyfriend downstairs, and while he was upstairs with the woman, Nunlee sexually assaulted her.

When the officers left the house, the woman reported the crime to two friends, and the next day reported it to police.
According to police Chief James Craig, Nunlee was placed on administrative leave with pay. Internal Affairs conducted its own investigation and a rape kit was administered on the victim.

On Febuary 10th, police told 7 Action News lab results came back from the Michigan State Crime Lab linking Nunlee to the crime.

At that time, the officer who has been with DPD since 2008 was placed on administrative leave without pay.

Nunlee was arraigned Friday on the five counts, with a $50,000 bond. A preliminary exam has been set for April 17 at 9 a.m.

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