Former reserve police officer charged with raping Lindenwood U. student

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 1 at 7:57 AM

St. Charles, Mo. (KMOV) – Police have charged a man who was once a reserve police officer in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on May 1 at the Time Centre Apartments in St. Charles.

Prosecutors charged Rico L. Frazier, 23, from St. Louis, Mo., with one count of first degree burglary, one count of first degree rape, two counts of first degree sodomy and one count of felonious restraint.

Frazier is accused of breaking into the home of a 22-year-old Lindenwood University student, sexually assaulting her and fleeing from the apartment building. Police said the victim was pepper-sprayed in the face and never got a close look at her attacker.

The female victim, who was Frazier's ex-girlfriend, was transported to an area hospital for treatment following the incident.

Police said a key piece of evidence was a chain ripped from the attacker's neck and left at the apartment.  Pictures on social media allegedly showed Frazier wearing the same chain.

"I will tell you we acted as quickly as we could and as quickly as possible to make sure that we got the suspect in custody and off the streets," Eric Lawrenz with the St. Charles Police Department said Thursday.

Frazier was a reserve officer with the Pine Lawn Police Department, but a source told News 4 his time with the department was very short.  Frazier graduated from Vianney High School and trained to become a police officer.

Time Centre Apartments is located roughly two miles away from the Lindenwood University Campus.

Frazier is currently being held on a $200,000 cash only bond. 

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