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In June, 46-year-old Edmonds police officer Daniel Lavely was arrested, accused of sexual misconduct for having sex with a Seattle woman he'd detained in the

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Edmonds Cop Charged with Sexual Misconduct after Allegedly Forcing Woman to Have Sex in Burlington Coat Factory Parking Lot

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In June, 46-year-old Edmonds police officer Daniel Lavely was arrested, accused of sexual misconduct for having sex with a Seattle woman he'd detained in the back of his patrol car.

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Now he's officially been charged with the crime.

According to the Seattle Times, Lavely, who has been on administrative leave from the Edmonds Police Department since his arrest and has served 7 ½ years on the force, is facing felony first-degree custodial sexual misconduct charges in relation to the alleged forced sexual intercourse, which is said to have taken place in the most romantic of locations -- the dimly lit parking lot of the Edmonds Burlington Coat Factory.

From the Times:

According to charges filed by Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Adam Cornell, Lavely contacted the 28-year-old Seattle woman after she allegedly jaywalked on Highway 99 in Edmonds on the night of May 6. Early the next morning, Lavely encountered the same woman while handling a 911 call and placed her in the back of his patrol car.

The Seattle woman told investigators that Lavely "took her to the poorly lit parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory, in Edmonds," according to charges. He forced the woman to engage in sex in the parking lot, charges said.

While Everett police say the woman was not handcuffed, the charges say that she was "detained, under arrest or in the custody of the defendant."

Everett police were called in to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Lavely. As the Times notes, the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office is also seeking a sexual assault protection order between the victimized woman and the Edmonds cop.

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