Police officer is sued for necrophilia after allegedly molesting a woman’s corpse in sick bodycam footage

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A police officer accused of molesting a woman’s corpse has been sued by her family for ‘invading their privacy, inflicting emotional distress, and mishandling human remains.’

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday August 11, in LA Superior Court by the deceased’s family identifies the officer, David Rojas, and accuses other unnamed LAPD employees of viewing and sharing bodycam footage of the alleged incident.

The lawsuit alleges that when Rojas was dispatched to 34-year-old Elizabeth Baggett’s home in October 2019, he discovered that she had died of a drug overdose, and then, “sexually molested the Decedent, including fondling the Decedent’s breasts and feeling her nipples”.

 

Police officer is sued for allegedly molesting a woman?s corpse in sick bodycam footage

“The defendants’ bodycam recorded video of the Decedent’s naked form, including video of Defendants David Rojas engaging in sexual contact with Decedent,” court documents obtained by The Sun said.

“The defendants transmitted the video to others who subsequently viewed the video.”

The lawsuit was filed by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of the estate of the deceased woman and her family including Elizabeth’s mother Janet Baggett; son Preston Sertich; and the child’s father, Michael Sertich.

They are alleging ‘invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, mishandling of human remains, violation a Civil Code which prohibits the distribution of such a video, intrusion into private affairs and violation of statutory duties.’

“We are seeking compensatory and punitive damages according to proof at trial,” Ms. Allred said.

In a tearful statement on Tuesday, Elizabeth’s mother said: “shock and disgust” did not “even come close to describing the horror” of hearing that her daughter’s body had been interfered with.

“I learned in the despair of losing Elizabeth that she was abused by the police officer sworn to protect her and all of us,” she said.

“I am infuriated that this man had so little respect for another human being, our Elizabeth, for not having the thought that she is someone’s daughter, granddaughter, and mother.”

Janet said she wants “justice for her daughter because of this horrible disgusting act” that has left her and her family suffering from many “sleepless nights”.

“I live in fear that the video will surface and another devastation will be added to what is already unbearable,” she said.

“I personally wake in sweats from the nightmares that haunt me about the events of Elizabeth’s death.

“Days are not much better. They are often filled with tears and constant shock.”

Elizabeth’s son Preston, 6, also released a statement under the guidance of his father, saying: “That was my mother, someone’s daughter, someone’s sister,” it read.

“David Rojas’ behavior was vile, David Rojas does not deserve to be a police officer.

“What has this officer gotten away with to believe this was even possible?”

According to The Sun, Rojas, 27, was charged earlier this year with one felony count of having sexual contact with human remains without authority after the alleged incident on October 20. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a date to be set for a preliminary hearing in the Los Angeles County Criminal Court.

 

Police officer is sued for allegedly molesting a woman?s corpse in sick bodycam footage

The alleged incident was recorded on Rojas’ body camera when he and his partner responded to a call about a suspected drug overdose, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

Upon arriving at the address, the two officers discovered Elizabeth’s lifeless body. During their investigations, a second officer reportedly left to get paperwork from their patrol car leaving Rojas alone in a room with the victim.

 

Police officer is sued for allegedly molesting a woman?s corpse in sick bodycam footage

While alone with the victim, Rojas allegedly turned off his body camera and groped the corpse, LAPD officials said earlier this year.

The authorities said a two-minute buffer on the camera captured the alleged incident even though Rojas had turned it off.

The Los Angeles police officials have since placed Rojas, a four-year veteran of the department, on leave after discovering the footage. He is free on $20,000 bail.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said at the time of Roja’s arrest: “This incident is extremely disturbing and does not represent the values of the Los Angeles Police Department.”

Rojas’ union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, also added that: “His alleged behavior is abhorrent and an affront to every law enforcement professional working the LAPD.”

 

Rojas faces up to three years in state prison, if convicted, prosecutors said.

 

Gloria Allred, the Baggett family’s attorney said in a statement: “And learning that she and her remains have been so disrespected and violated has compounded the loss and inflicted horrific pain and suffering on her loved ones,” she said in a press conference today.

 

“Learning, too, that the video of her alleged sexual molestation has been viewed by others sickens them and is deeply disturbing.

 

“So many women are sexually abused during their lifetime, and now we learn that some are even sexually victimized after their deaths.

 

“To add insult to injury, the knowledge that a police officer, during the course of his investigation of the death of a young woman, would take advantage of his position of power and trust to allegedly sexually abuse the body of a deceased person is very upsetting.

 

“It is not only against the law, but it is also against all sense of human decency.”

 

by Linda Ikeji at 12/08/2020 12:56 PM
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Peter about 7 hours ago

Where the fuck is the footage. #PIRO

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fadadada about 7 hours ago

And why would we need to see such a footage? Respect the decency of the dead.

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Adexzy about 7 hours ago

Badt guy, wetin you wan look inside? They will sew you for viewing of human remains…lolz

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Manuel Kunmi about 6 hours ago

NAWA OOOO

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

Sick police officer

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

And what the heck do you want to see ? See one ? Ck

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Vincentto Da Elf about 7 hours ago

This is totally gross and unheard of

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

It isn’t unheard of o…google necrophilia

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Anonymous about 4 hours ago

Don’t know why some men at the sight of a woman’s body lose their guards and sanity being reasoning, these are the one who advocate for female nudity on social media when some of us cry out foul. WORD

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Bree about 7 hours ago

Hmmmm..what do I say

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amakaC onyeze about 7 hours ago

police are the same everywhere

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King Q about 7 hours ago

She died from an overdose so he judged her and decided to treat her accordingly. Similar behaviours will be seen in Nigerians.

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Anonymous about 7 hours ago

Na wa o some people are totally cursed here on earth and beyond, it can never be well with them

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SAINT TYNII about 7 hours ago

She sef no respect herself by dying from drug overdose

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Anonymous about 7 hours ago

Abomination!!

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Alagba oniroyin about 7 hours ago

@Peter you are sick and demented, so you actually want to watch a corpse being groped ?

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Anonymous about 7 hours ago

we need to see it… evidence please let see the penetration process

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Hot Chocolate about 7 hours ago

The Rojas man is sick.

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Demola about 7 hours ago

JESUS is coming soon please repent from your SINs and accept him into your today.. tomorrow may be too late

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Oscar opuari about 6 hours ago

The guy is in metal disorder.

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

No be man? Same spectrum as Saint Tynii and the other rapist, Kachi and all their accomplices. Na still una penis go kill all of una, as Kachi has not been commenting recently, hope he’s still alive shA. Tynii has just come back from treating STDs, I hope the next one kills him, so we have one less nuisance in the world.

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HRM Paul about 6 hours ago

Omoale, him cup Don full sentence him to jail he has a yoruba, ancestors

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Ike Any Ede about 6 hours ago

Rojas is Rojas every where

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

Necrophilia, that’s he’s desire. Besides, he’s still Human.

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

Even in death, konji follow. That’s the power of sex. Demonic isn’t? 🙌

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Lilygra about 6 hours ago

Roja Roja everywhere. Sick peoples, sick police

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Anonymous about 6 hours ago

SICK BASTARDS

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Anonymous about 5 hours ago

Sick White (Hispanic ) police

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Omoladeori about 5 hours ago

Can you imaging, fondling the breast of the dead? No fear of GOD at all. If it is Nigeria now people can say he want to use it for ritual, Wetin this idiot want to use it do now?

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Amsickindahead about 3 hours ago

If their was no footage,their ain’t no way i will b’liv diz bullshit

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