Cypress Police Department officer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in Garden Grove

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An officer with the Cypress Police Department was arrested in Garden Grove on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman early Friday.

Garden Grove police responded to the 5500 block of Ludlow Avenue after a woman called the department at around 3:45 a.m.

Police said the woman and officer met at a nearby bar and drove together to his residence, and once there, she was sexually assaulted.

When Garden Grove officers arrived, the off-duty Cypress officer initially refused to open the door or answer any phone calls. But officers were able to persuade him to eventually come out of his residence and he was arrested.

Authorities said Cypress police officials are assisting Garden Grove detectives.

The Garden Grove Police Department didn’t immediately release the name of the arrested officer. The Cypress officer was placed on administrative leave until an internal affairs investigation is completed.