Mother says HCSO deputy raped her while 3 children were in the home

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 12:03 PM

EAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A woman in the Cloverleaf area of East Harris County said a deputy sexually assaulted her while she was being questioned.

Normally, KHOU 11 News would conceal the identity of victims in these types of crimes but Lisa Rodriguez wanted everyone to hear her story.

"He hurt me," Rodriguez said. "He took something from me without even asking. That's what hurt the most and my children were in the same house I was."

Rodriguez said her three daughters were inside the apartment when the deputy showed up to question her about making harassing phone calls.

While she was doing an interview with KHOU 11 News, investigators showed up to take her in for more questioning.

Her brother, Bobby Rodriguez, picked up her story.

"He was like well, if you don't go to jail what can you do for me," Bobby Rodriguez was told. "That's when they went upstairs and he told her it was best for them to talk in the room."

Rodriguez said after the deputy raped her and left, Rodriguez called her brother and they reported what happened.

"The Harris County Sheriff's Office takes these allegations extremely serious," said Captain Ken Melancon. "He's actually been temporarily relieved of duty pending the outcome of this investigation."

A rape kit was done and the Harris County Internal Affairs Department and Special Victims Unit are investigating.

The deputy's name has not been released.

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