Sheriff's deputy charged in New Year's Eve sexual assault

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Cook County Sheriff's officer is charged with sexual assault for allegedly attacking a woman in his car on New Year's Eve.

Deputy Fernando Rodriguez, 52, of suburban River Grove, was arrested by Chicago Police Thursday.

The alleged attack took place on the 1500-block of North Avers.

Rodriguez is also charged with one count each of unlawful restraint and official misconduct.
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