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Former police officer accused in second on-duty assault

January 9, 2019

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A former police officer in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault, the second time he has been accused of a similar act while on duty.

The Lakewood Police Department says 37-year-old Randall Butler was arrested Tuesday night. According to authorities, a woman told police that Butler was giving her a ride home in June when he attempted to assault her.

He also was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact, official misconduct and official oppression.

Denver prosecutors filed separate charges against Butler in December, accusing him of sexually assaulting a woman in November while on duty.

Butler resigned from the Lakewood Police after Denver authorities began investigating.

Douglas Jewell, an attorney representing Butler in the Denver case, did not immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday.

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