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CPD reserve officer charged with criminal sexual conduct

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Charleston Police Reserve Officer was arrested and faces criminal sexual conduct charges, said officials with the Charleston Police Department.

Christopher Colin Ward, 44, of Indian Corn Drive, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Officials said the incident reportedly happened on Dec. 3, 2013 in Ward's home.

According to the affidavit, the victim met Ward at a Daniel Island restaurant and, after three glasses of wine, went back to his home. When she was there, she had another glass of wine.

The affidavit says Ward performed a sobriety test on her, told her she failed, and then said she was safe to stay at his home and sleep until she was sober.

He then gave her a Xanax and she fell asleep. Twice during the night she woke to find Ward performing various sex acts on her. She later woke up naked in bed, the affidavit states.

Ward was a reserve officer for five years with the Charleston Police Department, officials said.

At a bond hearing Friday night, Ward was released on a $250,000 personal recognizance bond.

Officials are still investigating.

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