More alleged victims of HPD officer accused of sex assault

January 25, 2011 2:36:38 PM PST
We have new details in the case of a Houston police officer accused of sexual assault.

Abraham Joseph was indicted last week on two counts of aggravated sexual assault. Joseph, 27, appeared in court Tuesday morning where prosecutors alleged that there are five other potential victims.

According to court documents, in one of the incidents, Joseph detained a woman and man at a club and drove both to a Chevron gas station. He released the man there and took the woman to a different location where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Surveillance video apparently shows him releasing the man while the GPS in Joseph's car also placed him at the gas station.

The judge won't address possibly lowering Joseph's bond until a passport issue is sorted out. Prosecutors say Joseph, a naturalized citizen from India, has four different passports, one of which is unaccounted for.

"He does not have dual citizenship and we will be providing information to as proof of that to the court. It's very frustrating to us. He is an American citizen, he's proud to be an American citizen, and he should be treated like an American citizen," said defense attorney, Nicole DeBorde.

Joseph's family, including his pregnant wife, were in court this morning.

If convicted on the charges, Joseph could face up to life in prison.

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