DPD lieutenant charged in connection to alleged sex assault of an officer

Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 23:15:57-04

(WXYZ) — A Detroit Police Department lieutenant was arraigned today on sexual assault charges in 36th District Court, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.

The prosecutor’s office said Detroit Police Lt. Willie F. Duncan, 47, allegedly sexually assaulted a 39-year-old female DPD officer when she returned home from a party on February 20 at 3 a.m.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy today charged Lt. Duncan with Criminal Sexual Conduct Third Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

The Detroit Police Department at a press conference Friday said they have been working closely with the Wayne County Prosecutor's office and that another alleged victim, an employee of the department, had come forward after a May incident. Police officials said the criminal and departmental investigations into that May incident continue, and the outcome should be announced in the near future.

Interim Detroit Police Chief James White said he has asked that the lieutenant be suspended without pay.

“These allegations obviously are severe and we do not take them lightly," said Chief White.

Duncan's probable cause conference is scheduled for August 27.