By Associated Press - Friday, April 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a woman who has accused an on-duty San Jose police officer of raping her didn’t report the assault until she was arrested for drunken driving three weeks later.

Prosecutors tell the Mercury News ( ) Friday that while the arrest may have been the catalyst for the woman coming forward last month, it doesn’t change the DNA and other evidence against Officer Geoffrey Graves.

Prosecutor Carlos Vega says the woman never requested leniency for the report, and received a typical sentence for a first-time DUI offender after pleadeding no contest.

But legal experts say the report’s timing is likely to become central in the case against Graves, who had responded to a family disturbance call at the woman’s home the night of the alleged attack.

Graves’ lawyers declined comment.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News,

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