A probation officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he was supervising.
Police have charged David Francis, 48, with second-degree sex offense, sexual activity by a custodian and sexual battery. He was in Mecklenburg jail Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday, the N.C. Attorney Generals office notified Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives about the alleged assault, which police say happened at the states office of probation and parole, just off Albemarle Road.
According to police, the victim, who is on probation, went to visit with Francis at the probation office. Later, she told authorities that during the meeting, Mr. Francis sexually assaulted her, according to a statement from police.
Francis surrendered voluntarily to police and spoke to detectives regarding the case. After being interviewed, Francis was arrested.
A spokesperson for the N.C. Department of Public Safety said it has launched an investigation, but wouldnt disclose details.
Police encourage anyone with information about this case to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. People with information can also call 704-353-0560 to speak directly to a sexual assault detective.
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