A former California police officer was charged with more than a dozen crimes, including multiple charges of sexual assault, officials said Thursday.
Nicholas Blood, formerly of the Stockton Police Department, was taken into custody without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Blood worked in the police force from 2008 “until his recent discharge,” the statement said.
The prosecutor’s office accused Blood of committing “several” crimes during his service.
In a criminal complaint, Blood was charged with assault with intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy or oral copulation; two counts of oral copulation with force; and sodomy by force.
Blood was also charged with five counts of assault by an official; three counts of seeking bribes; a count of providing compensation for prostitution; and two counts of unauthorized use of computer services, according to the complaint.
According to the indictment, the crimes allegedly took place between 2019 and earlier this year.
The complaint does not identify the alleged victims.
Stockton Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday night. In a statement to NBC affiliate KCRA of Sacramentothe department said Blood was no longer working for the department and declined to comment further.
In a statement, Allen Sawyer, an attorney for Blood, asked the district attorney’s office to release the grand jury transcripts in the case, saying the proceedings were a “one-sided star chamber,” where the witnesses did not. could be interrogated.
“Based on a review of our assessment of electronic communications between the Jane Does in this case and other reviewed evidence, all sexual interactions were both consensual and often initiated by the Jane Does herself,” Sawyer said in the statement.
In a separate statement, the Stockton Police Officers Association said the charges, if proven, “are appalling and reprehensible. These charges in no way reflect the high standards and values of this association and the law enforcement profession.”