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Nashville Lieutenant Charged with Rape Resigns

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Lieutenant Curtis Watkins submitted his letter of resignation on Thursday from the Metropolitan Police Department effective after he serves a 29-day suspension, the department said in a press release.

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Watkins, 36, was decommissioned on January 27 and became the subject of investigations by both the police departments Sex Crimes Unit and Office of Professional Accountability after the 40-year-old alleged victim, who was in a relationship with Watkins from 2008 to 2013, contacted the department on the night of January 26 expressing serious concerns about him.

The woman subsequently spoke with Sex Crimes detectives on a number of occasions, during which she alleged that Watkins had non-consensual sex with her on three occasions during the time they were seeing each other.

Watkins was arrested on June 13 on a three-count rape indictment that accuses Watkins of having non-consensual sex with the alleged victim once in 2012 and twice in 2013.         
Watkins was released on a $100,000 bond.


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