Ex-UMW Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

A former University of Mary Washington police sergeant was arrested Wednesday after a transgender woman says he sexually assaulted her, The Free Lance-Star reports

William Somers, 35, was charged with two felony counts of forcible sodomy, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller confirmed. 

The victim told The Free Lance-Star the incident happened Saturday on the university's campus. The woman is not a student at the school. 

Somers resigned from the police department Monday. 

Geller said he is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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