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FDLE arrests Kissimmee police officer for sexual misconduct

5/17/2016
 
 
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested James Rabb, 32, on charges of sexual battery by a law enforcement officer, unlawful compensation and battery.  Rabb, who is on unpaid administrative leave, is a Corporal with Kissimmee Police Department.
 
FDLE Agents began investigating Rabb in February 2016 at the request of the Kissimmee Police Department. The investigation shows that while arresting a female suspect, Rabb engaged in sexual misconduct and continued to have sexual encounters both on and off duty.
 
“It is extremely important our citizens and those who visit our community have complete trust in law enforcement professionals.  The Kissimmee Police Department will take immediate action when an allegation of misconduct is made against any member of this agency, and will remain transparent in our process.  I requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate these criminal allegations brought forth against Corporal James Rabb, which ultimately resulted in his arrest today.  The Kissimmee Police Department is committed to continued efforts in preventing this type of alleged activity through training, professional development, and open lines of communication within the community we serve.  These alleged actions do not represent the Kissimmee Police Department’s philosophy, nor should they be a reflection of the men and women who proudly serve our City,” said Kissimmee Police Chief Lee Massie, “Corporal Rabb will remain suspended without pay as the agency moves forward through due process procedures in an effort to terminate his employment.”
 
The investigation also revealed that Corporal Rabb utilized his position to make phone calls to the State Attorney on behalf of the victim to ensure she received preferential treatment for her pending criminal case.
 
Rabb was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $ 25,500 bond.  The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001, Office
(850) 294-6538, Cell