WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) -- A former Winston-Salem police officer has been charged with sexual battery, according to a news release.
On Feb. 20, Winston-Salem Police Department Patrol Officer Harry L. White III responded to a call for service at the Best Western Plus University Inn at 3050 University Parkway.
Approximately four minutes after Officer White cleared from the scene of the call for service, the Winston-Salem Police Department was notified of an allegation by an adult female who encountered Officer White during the earlier call for service. The adult female alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Officer White during the call for police service at the hotel.
Field commanders for the Patrol Division immediately responded to the hotel and secured the scene.
Officer White was placed on administrative leave and the criminal investigation has been on-going and active since Feb. 20.
On Monday, detectives charged White with sexual battery. He was taken into custody at the Forsyth County Detention Center without incident.