The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint Monday against a San Jose police officer who allegedly committed sexual battery and false imprisonment earlier this month.
Julio Morales, 41, a 13-year veteran of the Police Department, turned himself in to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department today and was released on bond, police said.
The criminal complaint charged Morales with false imprisonment and sexual battery, according to police.
The complaint followed a police investigation, which began when a San Jose woman said an officer on duty touched her inappropriately during a pat-search at South Third and Keyes streets Dec. 3 and then drove her to a nearby home where he left her, police said.
A relative of the woman notified police and an investigation began that day.
The Police Department is requesting that other potential victims or anyone with information about the case call Lt. Mark McIninch of the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit at (408) 277-4102. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP.