Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
We inform. You decide.
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Former Gainesville Police Department Officer David Reveille was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for using his position to solicit sexual favors from prostitutes while on duty.

Reveille faced four cases, resulting in charges for two counts of battery, one count of aggravated assault and felony sexual battery, one count of false imprisonment and one count of official misconduct.

Reveille was also sentenced to 13 years probation and ordered to stay away from areas of known prostitution.

Reveille was arrested in February of last year after an internal investigation that began in 2008 following the incident.

The investigation was prompted when one woman told police in a recorded interview that Reveille had sexual relations with her on multiple occasions while in uniform and on duty, according to the investigation report.

The victim said Reveille had taken her into custody, relocated her and then demanded she perform oral sex on him or else be arrested for prostitution, according to the report.

The victim also confirmed that Reveille drove her behind a bar off South Main Street, where he raped her over the back of his patrol car, according to the report.

The victim added Reveille had had similar relations with other women during his time on duty.

Statements obtained during interviews supported the victim’s claims and provided the State Attorney’s Office with enough evidence to build a case against Reveille, according to the report.

Reveille was arrested for six counts of sexual battery, two counts of engaging in sexual acts with a prostitute, two counts of battery, one count of false imprisonment and one count of official misconduct on Feb. 19, 2009.

Reveille’s bail was $170,000, according to the report.

Enjoy what you're reading? Get content from The Alligator delivered to your inbox
Support your local paper
Donate Today
The Independent Florida Alligator has been independent of the university since 1971, your donation today could help #SaveStudentNewsrooms. Please consider giving today.

Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Independent Florida Alligator and Campus Communications, Inc.