I changed my mind. This is no longer my slice of the American Dream pie. It is now just a place for me to bitch.

Monday, August 01, 2005

OPD -- To protect and service

'OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An Omaha police officer was arrested Thursday on a charge of first degree sexual assault while on duty.
Omaha police identified the officer as Scott Antoniak, a member of the force since November 2001.

Antoniak was relieved of duty on Monday, one day after the alleged assault took place in north Omaha, police said.

Antoniak had been the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation of alleged illegal sexual activity, police said. The investigation will continue, police said.

An Omaha police officer and former standout college athlete was charged with first-degree sexual assault Thursday after being accused of participating in illegal sexual activity while on duty.

Officer Scott Antoniak, 27, allegedly coerced a prostitute to perform oral sex on him in a police cruiser, according to people with knowledge of the case.

Antoniak, who was assigned to the northeast precinct, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of internal and criminal investigations.

He was scheduled to appear Friday morning in Douglas County Court for a bail hearing.

Omaha police Sgt. Teresa Negron said the alleged incident occurred while Antoniak was on duty July 10 in the area of 25th and Seward Streets. She
declined to describe the act.

The 35-year-old woman reported the incident at 10 a.m. July 11, according to police reports.

Antoniak was a three-sport standout at Omaha Gross High School, earning all-state honors in football, wrestling and soccer before graduating in 1996.

He went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he was a three-time wrestling all-American and only the second four-time academic all-American in UNO history.

He became an Omaha police officer in 2001 and married in 2003.

First-degree sexual assault is a felony carrying a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison.

The woman who made the allegations has several prostitution and lewd conduct convictions from the late 1990s.'

This is an older story and I was going to post it earlier, but couldn't find it online. I only bring it up now because over lunch my aunt told me she had talked to a few cop friends of hers about the case. Apparently, there was a strong desire in the police department to cover this thing up, but the hooker was smarter than the average hooker and went directly to the hospital with the physical evidence.


Blogger Nicholas Woodrich said...

Another fine alumnus from Gross. It makes me proud.

11:33 AM

Blogger BlaineC said...

Outsmarted by a prostitute. OPD should really work on its conspiracy quashing skills.

12:03 PM


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