BISD Police Officer indicted
The Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted Beaumont Independent School District Police Officer Michael Trahan for allegedly committing the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a female.
The incident is said to have occurred on April 15, 2011, following his work at an extra job. The indictment states Trahan coerced the alleged victim into performing oral sex on him using his authority as a peace officer.
Trahan has been on paid leave from the BISD PD since June. The case was originally investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and sent to the district attorney several weeks ago. The case was indicted by the July term of the Grand Jury.
Trahan told The Examiner the allegations against him are untrue and he has retained an attorney to help him fight the matter in court.
"Flat out, that's not what happened," Trahan said. "I am innocent and I believe the court will see it that way."
Attempts to contact BISD PD Chief Clydell Duncan did not answer a call for comment.
BISD spokesperson Craig Eichhorn released the following statement from the district, "Beaumont ISD police Officer Michael Carl Trahan has been indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury for aggravated sexual assault stemming from an incident not related to BISD employment. Trahan has been placed on administrative leave with pay from his position with BISD. Trahan joined the BISD Police Department in October 2008. Since legal proceedings are continuing, Beaumont ISD will not be releasing any more information at this time."