A DeKalb County police officer and an employee for the DeKalb County solicitor general’s office are under investigation for interfering in a rape case.
Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the DeKalb County Police Department is investigating allegations of a rape that took place on Dec. 16, 2011.
“As part of this investigation we are trying to determine if one of our officers influenced a witness or obstructed justice in this case. Sgt. Eric Adkison is on restrictive duty pending the outcome of this investigation,” Parish said.
Adkison, as well as Jeff Jaudon, an employee for the solicitor general’s office, both are members of Front Runnerz Motorcycle Club. The club’s website lists Adkison as its president and Jaudon as its business manager.
According to reports, the alleged victim was bartending a private event at the club where she said she was drugged, then later woke up in a home in Lithonia after allegedly being raped. Although neither Adkison nor Jaudon were named as suspects in the incident, the victim said both men wanted to handle the situation “in-house,” and told her to keep quiet about the rape claim.
The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is investigating to determine whether Adkison and Jaudon interfered with the case by telling the victim to keep quiet.
“I can confirm we’re looking into the matter and we’ll determine the right course of action,” DeKalb District Attorney spokesman Erik Burton said.
Emily Gest, a spokeswoman for the solicitor general’s office, said Jaudon is on administrative leave with pay. Jaudon was hired in April 2005 as a senior investigator in the office’s Special Victims Unit, which handles pending high-risk domestic violence, stalking and sex offense cases.
“We take seriously any allegation regarding the conduct of our employees,” Gest said. “We learned that the DA’s Office is investigating the conduct of several individuals—including an employee of this office—who belong to the same motorcycle club.”