Cuomo: Prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody

February 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time New York made it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody.

The Democrat said Wednesday that he'll amend his budget proposal to include language saying that people in police custody cannot legally give consent to engage in sexual activity.

Current law bars sex between correctional officers and inmates, but it doesn't apply to police and people in their custody.

Cuomo called that an "egregious loophole" and said there must be no tolerance for sexual abuse by law enforcement.

The state Assembly has already passed similar legislation.

The effort comes after two New York City police detectives were charged with handcuffing and then sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn last fall. The men deny the allegations and have resigned.

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