Raleigh Police officer K.E. Van Althius is being accused of sexual assault by a 26-year-old woman’s attorney, Karen Griffin. After being arrested at a gas station on September 25, and charged with driving while intoxicated, Griffin said the body search conducted on her client went too far.
“The officer touched my client in every way that a normal person, especially a woman, would not want to be touched by a man,” Griffin said to WRAL-TV. The driver was found to have a blood alcohol content of .15, according to police, which is nearly double the legal limit under North Carolina law.
Emma Ogle, the Garinger High School teacher in North Carolina, was found dead on November 6. The Huntersville Police Department is investigating if Ogle, 63, and her husband, Michael, 59, were killed in a murder-suicide. Police said the investigation into their deaths is ongoing.
Their deaths come less than a week after Ogle had been accused of taking indecent liberties and having sex with a student. Mecklenburg County jail records show that Ogle was taken into custody on October 31. The Charlotte Observer reports that Ogle was suspended with pay from her job the following day. Ogle was bonded out of jail on November 1. Her bond had been set at $10,000.