Victims, officer claim Chattanooga police officer raped multiple women while on duty

A parking lot of Walter A Wood Supply Company is pictured Saturday, July 14. A woman claims a Chattanooga police officer raped her in this parking lot in 2015. Photo by Mark Pace / Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Chattanooga police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct was previously accused of raping a woman while on the job in 2015, according to another police officer and an alleged victim.

Their statements contradict information provided by police Chief David Roddy, who stated during a June 16 news conference that "there have been [no complaints] relative to this type of investigation" against the officer. The alleged victim, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Matt Lea and an internal affairs file confirm the subject of the current investigation is Officer Desmond Logan.

Roddy said in June that the officer, who was assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Another alleged victim, a current police officer and a separate source assert the officer has been accused of raping at least one additional woman while on duty and that department leadership knew about that allegation.