CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an officer who flies helicopters for police in North Carolina's largest city has been charged with 28 counts of sex crimes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Katrina Graue said the victim told investigators that 54-year-old Matthew Porter sexually assaulted her for three years from 2010 to 2013, starting when she was a preteen.
Graue said at a news conference that the victim was a family friend and the assaults did not happen on duty.
Porter is charged with eight counts of first-degree sex offense and 20 counts of indecent liberties. Graue did not say If Porter had a lawyer and a message left at a phone listing for him was not returned.
Graue said Porter was hired by Charlotte police in 1995 and started flying helicopters two years later.