Officer fired for alleged rape appealing termination

ZACHARY — A former Baton Rouge officer arrested for rape last summer has been fired.

Demichael Dejuan Robertson, 29, was arrested and charged with one count of forcible sexual battery on Aug. 1. Three weeks later, he was charged with one count of third-degree rape. He turned himself in to the Zachary Police Dept. and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Robertson’s termination was effective Dec. 22. Sources tell UWK Roberston is appealing his termination to the municipal fire and police civil service board.

Since his first arrest, BRPD placed Roberston on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Aug. 22 arrest

Aug. 22 Arrest

Details surrounding his most recent arrest are limited at this time since arresting documents have not been released just yet to the media.

Per Louisiana law, third degree rape is when someone takes part in nonconsensual sex with someone who cannot consent, such as someone physically or mentally not able to, a minor or someone incoherent.

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Aug. 1 arrest

Aug. 1 Arrest

Unfiltered with Kiran has learned the Baton Rouge Police officer’s arrest comes after he allegedly touched a toddler inappropriately roughly six months ago. According to the police documents, the victim stated that Robertson “touched her on top of the clothing and inside”.

Robertson denied the allegations telling investigators that he “never inappropriately” touched the victim.

The alleged incident happened earlier this year and was not reported until July 12. Court documents show that the victim was not interviewed by a sexual assault nurse examiner until July 20.

Zachary Police confirm they also arrested a woman in connection to the same case. She has been charged with simple criminal damage to property and unauthorized entry into a dwelling. Documents show that she used a landscaping edging stone and allegedly threw it at Robertson’s vehicle twice. The driver side door and window were both damaged, and the incident was captured on surveillance cameras, police documents show.

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