Woman who claims sex assault by SAPD officer Jackie Neal speaks out

November 26, 2013 in News by The Manimal

Source: KSAT

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A 19-year-old South Side woman whose outcry about a sexual assault led to the arrest of San Antonio police Officer Jackie Neal said her nightmare has not ended.
SAN ANTONIO -A 19-year-old South Side woman whose outcry about an alleged sexual assault led to the arrest of San Antonio police Officer Jackie Neal (pictured) said her nightmare has not ended.The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said Neal made good on a threat by showing up at her home after the alleged attack.

“He warned me. He told me that if I did tell anybody, he would look for me because he has my address,” she said.

Sandra Gutierrez, a spokeswoman with SAPD, confirmed that officers were called back to the woman’s home after 9 p.m. Friday when a man named “Jack” came to her door, looking for her.

Gutierrez said the alleged victim has since obtained a protective order for herself and her young son.

“I hurt inside. I have to deal with this every day,” the woman said.

The woman filed her original report with SAPD Friday morning, saying that Neal, an 11-year veteran with SAPD, had raped her while on duty.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that she told detectives that Neal, whom she did not know, began following her in his patrol car as she drove to a friend’s South Side home around 2 a.m.

In the affidavit, she said she pulled over on Betty Street, and Neal stopped behind her, with his lights on, at first.

The woman said during the traffic stop, the officer fondled her under her clothing, then handcuffed and had sex with her, the affidavit stated.

“It was ugly. I don’t want no one to have to ever go through it — especially someone young, like me,” she said. “I thought (officers) were supposed to protect and serve, and make sure of our safety.”

The woman said to make matters worse, she was attacked while she is four months pregnant.

After Neal’s arrest Saturday, Chief William McManus spoke to reporters saying he, “can’t make any sense of it at all.”

McManus said although the camera in the officer’s patrol car was not working, the GPS system was.

He said it showed Neal spent 18 minutes at the location where the woman claimed she was attacked.

In addition, McManus said another woman had made similar claims about Neal a few years ago but never followed through.

The officer also was disciplined recently for fraternizing with an 18 -year-old woman who was part of the Explorer program, McManus said.

“Why have someone like that on the force?” asked the alleged victim from the weekend attack.

Records show after Neal’s arrest, he spent less than 30 minutes at the Bexar County jail.

He was released shortly after 7 a.m. after posting a $20,000 bond.