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June 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Edmonds cop accused of on-duty sexual misconduct

An Edmonds police officer was arrested by Everett police today on allegations that he had sex with a woman he had detained last month.

Officer Daniel Lavely, 46, a 7 ½-year veteran of the department, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail at 11 a.m. for investigation of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct., according to Edmonds and Everett police.

On the night of May 6, Lavely contacted a 28-year-old Seattle woman after she allegedly jaywalked on Highway 99 in Edmonds, said Everett police spokesman Officer Aaron Snell. Later that night, Lavely was dispatched to another 911 call regarding the same woman. During that call he placed the woman in the back of his patrol car and “drove her to a remote location where the two had sexual intercourse,” according to Everett police.

The woman was not handcuffed, Snell said.

Snell would not disclose the nature of the later 911 call. He only referred to it as “a call for service.”

The woman reported the incident to law enforcement several days later. On May 9, Everett police were brought in to investigate the sexual misconduct allegation, Snell said.

Lavely was placed on administrative leave after the allegation was made, Edmonds police said.

“A determination as to Lavely’s employment status with the city will be made pending an Edmonds Police Department review of the entire investigatory file,” Edmonds police Sgt. Mike Blackburn wrote in a news release.

The case has been forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office today, Snell said.

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