Florida trooper charged with groping woman during traffic stop

Posted at 8:34 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 15:38:07-04

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was arrested after central Florida deputies say he groped and kissed a woman during a traffic stop.

Local media outlets report that 35-year-old David Gonzalez was charged with battery Wednesday.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Gonzalez pulled the 21-year-old woman over for speeding along U.S. Highway 441 earlier this month.

The woman told deputies that Gonzalez ordered her out of her car and took her phone. She said Gonzalez added himself to her Snapchat account and then had her take a selfie with him. The woman said the trooper then kissed her and grabbed her breast.

Deputies arrested Gonzalez after monitoring a SnapChat conversation confirming the woman's story.

Gonzalez was being held on $10,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

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