A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit accusing sheriff’s deputies in northern Harris County of sexual assault following a body cavity search during a routine traffic stop in late June.
Charnesia Corley, a 21-year-old African American, was pulled over June 21 around 10:30 PM for allegedly running a stop sign. The officer said he smelled cannabis, handcuffed Corley, and searched her car for almost an hour but didn’t find any weed.
The deputy then called in a female officer to conduct a cavity search. The female deputy ordered Corley to bend over, pulled down her pants and began to search her. When Corley stood up and protested, the deputy threw her to the ground and restrained her while yet another female was called in to assist. Each deputy held one of Corley’s legs apart to perform the probe.
Corley was charged with two misdemeanors for resisting arrest and possessing marijuana after police said they found .02 ounces which comes to about half a gram, a very modest head stash that would barely get this reporter stoned. Her attorney declined to state where the traces of cannabis were found.