Houston police officer accused of rape is freed on bail
A Houston police officer charged with sexually assaulting a woman while on duty was released on bail Saturday.
Abraham Joseph was released the day after state District Judge Denise Collins lowered his bail from $500,000 to $150,000.
Joseph, 27, has been indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault. Joseph is accused of handcuffing a cantina waitress outside a bar on Jan. 2, driving her to a secluded area and raping her on the trunk of his police car, according to a civil lawsuit filed by the woman.
Authorities say Joseph is implicated in five additional sexual assault cases.
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