Harris County deputy accused of having sex with woman to drop DWI charge, lawsuit says
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff's Office and one of its deputies are targets of a lawsuit stemming from a traffic stop, according to court documents.
The lawsuit says the deputy coerced a driver into sex in exchange for dropping DWI charges.
Court documents said Deputy Victor Mora pulled the woman over in September 2016 and arrested her on suspicion of DWI.
The lawsuit claims after the woman was released, Mora called her and offered to help her with her case if she agreed to meet him.
Documents show she did, and also agreed to have sex with him out of fear Mora would hurt her case. She met Mora at a store parking lot and Mora drove her to a motel, where they had sex, court records indicate.
The lawsuit says, “…that if Plaintiff gave Mora 'what he wanted' that Mora would 'fix the [criminal] case' and make it go away." It also says the woman was “terrified” Mora would harm her criminal case if she refused, and reluctantly submitted to sex with him.
The lawsuit says after they had sex, Mora told her she would need to have sex with him several more times.
At that point, according to the lawsuit, she cut off contact with him and filed a report with the sheriff’s department after realizing that the officer’s actions were oppressive, predatory, illegal and possibly dangerous, court documents say.
In May 2017, the charges against her were dismissed.
Mora was indicted March 27 for critical oppression and was fired three days later.
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