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Suburban police officer accused of sexual assault

(FBI photo)

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – The FBI is accusing a police officer from the St. Louis suburb of Uplands Park of sexually assaulting a woman.

Leon Pullen, 31, is charged with violating the civil rights of the victim. The FBI said that in July, Pullen sexually assaulted the woman by "placing her in fear of death, bodily harm and kidnapping."

An FBI spokeswoman declined to offer further details, and an official at the
police department declined comment. Pullen did not have a listed phone number

The FBI is asking that any other potential victims call the FBI office in St. Louis at 314-231-4324.