Suspended cop indicted for attacking women
AMITE- A grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish indicted suspended Amite Police officer Grant Carruth, 25, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and sexual battery related to two separate incidents with women he is accused of attacking after he handcuffed them.
Investigators originally said Carruth claimed to be a narcotics agent, tricked the women into being placed under arrest and assaulted them. One woman was attacked at a hotel and another in some woods.
After being attacked, the women were released.
The first attack happened in August; the second happened in September. The sheriff's office did not release details of the alleged assaults until after the second complaint.
Carruth, who is from Husser, was suspended without pay from the force where he has worked for two years.
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