CHICAGO (CN) - A police officer in suburban Justice, Ill. forced a woman into his police cruiser and made her give him a blow job, the married woman claims in Federal Court.
Plaintiff M claims that while she was waiting for a cab home from a friend's house, around midnight on May 5-6, defendant Officer Carmen Scardine drove by, stopped, and demanded that she get into his squad car.
After refusing repeatedly, for fear, she complied. By then, the cab had arrived, and Scardine told the cab driver to wait, M says in the complaint.
She says Scardine drove her to a dark, secluded parking lot and parked.
Then, she says: "Scardine proceeded to unzip his pants, exposed his penis, grabbed (M's) head and forced her to perform the act of oral sex on him. Under duress and fear of being arrested, again (M) complied.
After this act of sexual gratification for defendant he zipped up, walked over to the driver side of his vehicle, pulled off and drove (M) back to the cab where the driver was still waiting."
M says she reported the sexual assault to the police in the village where she lives, which contacted the Justice Police Department, which investigated and "found that (M's) complaint against Scardine was sustained."
She seeks punitive damages for constitutional violations, false arrest, assault, battery and emotional distress.
She is represented by Scott Kamin.
Justice is a southwest suburb of Chicago.