Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Former APD Officer Indicted In Sex Case.(Final)

Byline: Matt Joyce Journal Staff Writer

A man who was an Albuquerque police officer until Thursday was indicted Friday on charges that he coerced a woman into exposing herself and then grabbed her during a traffic stop.

Duane Currell, 27, resigned from the Albuquerque Police Department on Thursday, said Deputy Chief Ruben Davalos.

The woman, who is in her 20s, reported the incident to police shortly after it occurred on June 4, Davalos said. The department immediately placed Currell on paid administrative leave.

The police department conducted a criminal investigation then turned the results over to the District Attorney's Office.

Currell faces a felony charge of kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of criminal sexual contact, Davalos said. …

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