'I feel like I was raped,' woman says of invasive roadside strip search

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A woman suing the Harris County Sheriff's Office over a roadside strip search says newly released dashcam video will prove her case.

The video was recorded two years ago, but Charnesia Corley said she still feels the pain of what happened that night.

Corley said Harris County deputies pulled her over in northwest Harris County for running a red light, but when the officer approached her car he said he smelled marijuana.

Corley was handcuffed as a female officer patted her down and then removed her pants and began what she called an invasive and humiliating strip search.

"She tells me, 'Just bend over.' I hesitate ... She shines (a) light on me ... She proceeds to stick her fingers toward my vaginal area ... I immediately pop up (and say), 'Ma'am what are you doing?'" Corley said.

The dashcam video showed her on the ground naked from the waist down with her legs pinned for nearly 11 minutes while two female deputies search her.

"She grabs me by handcuffs, slams me on the ground, puts her knee in my back ... shoves her fingers up inside of me," Corley said.

Corley was charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, but the district attorney later dropped the charges.


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