DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The DeKalb County Police Department has confirmed that they arrested a Lithonia police officer and charged him with rape.
Officer David Wilborn, 42, was charged with aggravated assault and violation of oath by a police officer.
Channel 2's Tyisha Fernadnes learned that a woman has accused Wilborn of raping her while he was on duty. The incident apparently started with a routine traffic stop inside Lithonia Park.
Police aren’t saying much on the record about the arrest of an officer - after a woman says he raped her while on duty. But former & current coworkers are saying a lot. I’m working to get it all confirmed. Story at 5 on Ch2 pic.twitter.com/zsB14Go1Mp— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) September 27, 2019
Police are not releasing many details, but did confirm they are investigating what happened about a mile from the department in the park.
Officials told Fernandes Wilborn was in his patrol car and drove to the park on Sept. 27. Around 11:30 p.m., a 27-year-old woman called DeKalb County police and said Wilborn raped her.
Fernandes requested the police report and found that the copy just said an officer was dispatched to a sexual assault call -- and was only one line.
I realize that these rape allegations against a police officer are still under investigation, but when I requested the report on the incident - I expected more than this one liner. pic.twitter.com/esXxIDsv6v— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) September 27, 2019
Investigators believe Wilborn did not know the victim because they listed her in the report as a 'stranger.'
Fernandes went by his Hampton home, but no one answered the door. No one at the police office would talk about the arrest.
Chris Blakely, who lives nearby, said he wants answers.
"I think it's horrible, especially now with all the stuff involved with police officers," Blakely said. "Have something like that is just ridiculous. Horrible."
Wilborn's police record shows he used to work for Atlanta Police more than a decade ago. He resigned in 2005 while he was under investigation for doing something sexual on duty.
Sources told Fernandes he quit because he knew he was going to get fired. Fernandes put in a open records request to see what Wilborn was accused of.
Wilborn is on leave pending termination.
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