Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MI - Ex-Southgate cop (Emmanuel Paravas) charged with sexually assaulting woman he rescued

Original Article

You will notice, most of the time, when it's a cop who commits a sex or other crime, their photo is not posted, but when it's you or I, they post the photo.


By Doug Guthrie

Southgate — A police officer, who resolved a domestic dispute between a husband and wife by taking the wife to a hotel, has been charged with later returning to the hotel to sexually assault the woman.

Former Southgate Police Officer Emmanuel Paravas, 42, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Wyandotte's 27th District Court on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, official misconduct and neglect of duty.

The defendant is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday at 27th District Court in Wyandotte before Judge Randy Kalmbach.

It is alleged in a warrant authorized today by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy that Paravas was dispatched to a domestic violence complaint at a Southgate home about 1 a.m. Feb. 9.

For the 41-year-old woman's safety, Paravas transported the victim to a Northline Road motel, but he allegedly returned about 3 a.m. later to sexually assault the woman, according to the prosecutor.

Paravas has resigned from his job with the Southgate Police Department.

The sex crime carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years. Misconduct is a five-year felony, and neglect of duty is a one-year misdemeanor. Paravas originally was to be arraigned in Southgate's 28th District Court, but Judge James Kandrevas recused himself from the case, according to the prosecutor's office.

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