Despite DNA evidence, no prosecution for officer accused of rape

November 1, 2018

Christopher McGuire

By KAREN VELIE

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has elected not to charge a Paso Robles Officer accused of sexual assault while on the job even though his DNA was found at the alleged victim’s home, officials said at a press conference on Thursday. [Cal Coast Times]

While DNA evidence showed that the Sgt. Christopher McGuire had sex with the alleged victim, District Attorney Dan Dow said he could not prove the sex acts were not consensual. Investigators noted that some of the sex acts occurred while the officer was in uniform.

“We have no evidence to show a forcible sex act by officer McGuire,” Dow said.

After the alleged victim called 911 to report she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, McGuire was one of the officers routed to the woman’s house to give assistance. While the other officers left following the arrest of the victim’s boyfriend, McGuire stayed behind.

McGuire is accused of pulling the victim on his lap before sexually assaulting her.

A few days later, McGuire returned to the home and ordered the woman to perform a sex act in her garage while threatening to have SLO County Child Welfare Services take her children if she did not comply, the victim said. Investigators later found the officer’s DNA in the victim’s garage.

For years, residents of Paso Robles have accused McGuire of abuse of power, sexual misconduct and homophobia. But because many of the alleged victims have drug or criminal histories, they believe their reports have been discounted.

At the press conference, Dow said his office interviewed other alleged victims who they were able to track down. And even though sheriff’s investigators sought prosecution, Dow’s office concluded there was not enough evidence to secure a conviction.

McGuire recently resigned from the Paso Robles Police Department.


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the situation

Remember this day Dan Dow. This is the day that you lost the next election. And take down the part of your bio where it states that you actually care about women who are abused. You are a disgrace and a joke. You have corrupt politicians, developers, and cops running amuck in your city. Perhaps you should resign and we can replace you with somebody who has balls.


diamond

Plea deal Danny strikes again. Covering up for the cops, again. Let’s not forget the drunk driver cop speeding over 100 miles an hour. No charges. San Luis Obispo torture death chamber jail by his buddy pretty boy Parkinson. The corruption between Dow and Parkinson needs to be investigated by the FBI. Corrupt and lazy, squandering your taxdollars.


JordanJ

A crime should be a crime. But Dow has failed to prosecute many crimes unless motivated by those involved or for publicity. We need justice in SLO County. We need a new DA.


daviniaM

Dow is a coward. No justice in this county. Especially for the poor and marginalized.


Nancy

So basically, if an officer rapes you, and you don’t have a high social standing, and you do not have a witness or a video of the assault, even if his sperm is at the scene, there is no evidence. Wow. Its time to keep officers out of your homes and do not be alone with an officer.


PaulJones

The issue here is the officer has worked with the district attorney’s office and county CPS to take children from their parents. The district attorney has ignored evidence of wrongdoing in the taking of children. If they prosecute, they will have to go back on many CPS cases and many other cases McGuire has been involved in and take another look. This is not about justice, this is about what is best for Dan Dow.


nazbol gang

So Dow is on the take basically. He won’t go after corrupt developers. He won’t go after corrupt dope businesses. And he won’t go after rapists. Good to know…


Gordo

So… if you are the victim of sexual assault don’t bother to report it unless it is on video with a signed and notarized confession by the suspect…


Does not matter if the police verify your story and recover the suspect’s DNA, don’t both to report it without absolute proof..


What a disgrace..


Anybody think this clown DA should be recalled?


fat chance

What a joke….


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