A veteran San Antonio Police Officer is free on bond today, after being arrested for sexual assault.


  An arrest affidavit obtained by 1200 WOAI news claims that Officer Jackie Neal, 40, an 11 year veteran of the force, fondled and then raped a handcuffed 19 year old woman in the back of his patrol car.


  The affidavit says Office Neal tailed the woman for several blocks early Friday, and then pulled her over on an allegation that her car had been reported stolen.


  Even though the woman produced a sales receipt, the affidavit says Neal patted her down, placed her in handcuffs, and then raped her in the back of his police car.


  It is a violation of police policy for a male officer to pat down a female prisoner and vice versa.


  The SAPD says Neal is an 11 year veteran of the police force.


  Neal was allegedly in full uniform at the time, and the sexual assault took place in a marked patrol car.


  Your tax dollars at work...Neal is on leave...with full pay...while the case is investigated.  That is part of the agreement between the department and the San Antonio Police Officers Association.  He will no longet be paid if he is indicted.