Second victim comes forward against El Paso police officer accused of sexual assault

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A second victim has come forward against an El Paso police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old victim earlier this week at a Northwest apartment complex.

Abderrazak Boukhatmi, 34, is now accused of a second sexual assault that allegedly happened in June 2020 with a 27-year-old victim. Police say the victim, who was 26 at the time of the assault, came forward after initial reports of his conduct earlier this week.

Police say Boukhatmi, a two-year veteran on the police force, will be booked once again after he was released on Tuesday under a $45,000 cash surety bond, as news media became aware of the first arrest. His bond will be set at $100,000 for the second charge.

He is currently on administrative leave after being relieved of duty. City documents show Boukhatmi was hired as a police officer on July 29, 2019, and was earning $48,512 a year.

A spokesman with the El Paso Police Department said they withheld Boukhatmi’s mugshot as they were conducting an investigation.

“He was booked on the date of arrest,” an El Paso Police Department spokesman said. “This individual’s mug shot has not been released for one reason only, that is case sensitivity. In order to maintain the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it was necessary to withhold its release so that the case would not be tainted. Release of the mug shot would have tainted the case and been a disservice to any victim.”

The second victim told police she met Boukhatmi in June 2020 after communicating with him for a week. They met at White Spur Park on Love Road and after a short conversation, the victim said he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

EPPD said Abderrazak Boukhatmi, 34, allegedly forced a 19-year-old victim to perform oral sex on him on May 16 when he discovered the individual inside a pool restroom at the Las Mansiones Apartment at Cimarron Apartments complex after hours. In a police document, Boukhatmi claimed the incident was “consensual.”

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